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Village Mills of the Eastern Townships

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Matthew Farfan

Most of the oldest villages in the Eastern Townships owe their start to the presence of a mill. Sherbrooke (Hyatt’s Mills), Cowansville (Ruiter’s Mills), and Rock Island (Kilborn's Mills) are a few that come to mind. Other communities, like Denison's Mills, Way's Mills, and Kinnear’s Mills owe their very names to the original mill owners.

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