Thursday, June 16, 2011

Following the close of the American Revolution in the late 1700's, Upper Canada became a haven for United Empire Loyalists escaping the United States, many of whom made their way from Niagara to the western end of Lake Ontario where they had been granted land by King George III of England.

Attracted by the potential water power offered by the Spencer Creek, many early settlers came to this area of Flamborough West. James Crooks and Jonathan Morden United Empire Loyalist, built early mills on this section of Upper Spencer Creek above Webster’s Falls. Morden built the first sawmill and ran it as a family business until it was destroyed by fire in 1905.
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