On our daycation day last week we drove up through the town of Marmora and up to Jillian’s Antiques & Things. After visiting the store we stopped beside the Crowe River for a lovely walk beside the water. Marmara is a town we frequently visited as my in-laws lived there until they passed away.
It was a lovely spring day with clear blue skies and still water. Perfect for walking and going back in time.
This area was the site of the Pearce Mill and today you can see the remains of the buildings.
The grinding stone and another piece of the machinery sit there for you to touch and reminisce.
The water still rushes down the Crowe River and through the dam. These are the remains of the old dam …
… but now the water is diverted over to a newer structure.
Marmora was the home of the mining industry in Ontario. The old open pit iron mine is still visible as you come into town from the south. In fact many years ago when I was in high school we actually took a Geography trip to see the mine in action. Now it is filled with water and at one time the big city wanted to truck their garbage out there and fill the hole in! Thank goodness that idea never came to be.
I’m so glad we went out at the beginning of the week as the end of the week was quite rainy. But nicer weather is coming and I know we will be going out on many more day cations.
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