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The small sign near the second telephone is an early traffic sign, "Motor Vehicles, Thickly Settled". Ben Smith's tomb is on the left (no longer there).

The Ben Smith Dam was built in 1847 by Amory Maynard to divert water into a dug out canal to fill Mill Pond. The water was used to run the wheels in the mill, wash the wool and for a sprinkler system.
This photo is a copy of a colorized postcard.…

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The dam was built by Maynard and Knight to divert water to the mill pond in 1847.
The first four taken in 1970, the fifth in 1981, the sixth in 1988 and the last three winter views taken in Feb. 1969.

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