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Millertown 1900 Men - Horses - Oxen - Steam
Millertown Museum
Millertown , Newfoundland and Labrador

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   In 1900, logging
entrepreneur Lewis Miller
built a town in the
wilderness of central
Newfoundland for loggers and
their families and then, with
enthusiastic capital venture
vision, built a railway to
link the logging camp to the
coastal port of Little Burnt

Bay, where tugs and ships
waited to transport the logs
to the outside world. The
shipping port became known as
Lewisport; the town on Red
Indian Lake was called
Millertown.
   Millertown was more than
just the first planned, built
community in Newfoundland. It

boasted a steam-driven
sawmill, an ultra-modern
facility at the turn of the
century.
   In images displayed in
ten photo albums, this
Community Memories exhibit
will take visitors back to
the wilderness town and
logging camps of one hundred

years ago.

   
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