Rogers' Mill (Dunk River, P.E.I.)

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Rogers' Mill (Dunk River, P.E.I.)

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David Rogers (1831-1908) was born in Llanstephen, Caermarthenshire, Wales, and immigrated with his parents, Jonah Rogers and Anna Thomas, to Central Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, in 1838. In 1854, David bought a farm in Freetown. In 1867, he began leasing the Dunk River Mills in South Freetown from the widow of George Miller Wright. He bought the mills and the 125 acre farm in 1870. He had two men working in the mills full time, plus extra help in the busy season. Women were hired to work in the carding mill. In 1906 David Rogers sold the mill and six acres to Albert Oakes. Later the grist mill building became a hydro plant and Austin Scales later operated the Scales Hydro Electric Company here from 1929 to 1963. After David Rogers


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