Ontario's Historical Plaques 


Discover Ontario's history as told through its plaques


2004 - Now in our 15th Year - 2019


 To find out all about me, you can visit the Home Page 


Looking at this page on a smartphone?
For best viewing, hold your phone
in Landscape mode (Horizontal)



Purdy's Mills

Purdy's Mills

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Purdy's Mills

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The City of Kawartha Lakes
In Lindsay, in a park on the west bank of the Scugog River
just south of the Wellington Street bridge


Coordinates: N 44 21.437 W 78 44.230

Map

Plaque Text

The saw and grist mills built in 1828-30 by William Purdy and his two sons on the nearby Scugog River, formed the nucleus of the Town of Lindsay which was incorporated in 1857. Purdy was imprisoned in 1837 on a charge of sympathizing with Mackenzie's Rebellion, and in 1841 armed mobs attacked the mills, believing that flooding caused by the excessive height of his dam was responsible for fever epidemics. After his release Purdy left the district and his mills were sold to Hiram Bigelow in 1844.

More
Information

More
Mills

Other Plaques in Lindsay
The Scugog Route
Ernest Thompson Seton 1860-1946
Sir Sam Hughes 1853-1921

More
Kawartha Lakes Plaques




Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

> Posted April 29, 2012
Interesting about Sir William Purdy. This mill could be a great news story. The links are pretty good. Purdy must have had a very action filled life. His sons must have felt sad for their father's imprisoned years.




Here's where you can send me a comment for this page.

Note: Your email address will be posted at the end of your comment so others can respond to you unless you request otherwise.

Note: Comments are moderated. Yours will appear on this page within 24 hours (usually much sooner).

Note: As soon as I have posted your comment, a reply to your email will be sent informing you.

To send me your comment, click alanlangfordbrown@gmail.com.

Thanks
Alan L Brown
Webmaster

Note: If you wish to send me a personal email, click here.