Morrison, Adrian (2014) From workplace to home space: archaeology at the James M. Rogers sawmill, Scots Bay, Nova Scotia (BhDc-16). Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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When Nova Scotia’s lumber industry peaked in the mid to late nineteenth century, water powered sawmills could be found on essentially every river, brook, or stream in the province. While large-scale sawmills were important to the greater economy, mills varied in size and function: there were hundreds of small, family-run operations sawing for local use. Regardless of size, most were influential to their immediate communities, providing employment and necessary building materials. In an effort to learn more about these small-scale enterprises, and their wider implications, an archaeological investigation was carried out the site of the James M. Rogers Sawmill (BhDc-16), in Scots Bay, Kings County. Built in the late 1850s or early 1860s, the James M. Rogers Sawmill was used opportunistically to supplement an income made primarily through agricultural activities. Research at the site focused on three primary objectives: determining the layout and scale of the mill; establishing the operation’s function within its owners overall economic strategy; and situating the sawmill within Scots Bay’s wider industrial economy.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-146).|
|Department(s):||Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Archaeology|
|Geographic Location:||Scots Bay (N.S.)|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Sawmills--Nova Scotia--Scots Bay--History--19th century; Scots Bay (N.S.)--Economic conditions--19th century; Scots Bay (N.S.)--Antiquities; Home economics--Nova Scotia--Scots Bay--History--19th century|
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