Millertown 1900 Men - Horses - Oxen - Steam

Creator(s): Millertown Museum

In 1900, logging entrepreneur Lewis Miller built a town in the wilderness of central Newfoundland for loggers and their families. His enthusiasm and vision led him to build 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, and was an ultra-modern facility at the turn of the century.

This Community Stories exhibit takes visitors back to the wilderness town and logging camps of one hundred years ago, through a photographic documentary.

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