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Burbee Mill, Windham County

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Inventory Number: VT/45-13-29x
County: Windham County
Township: Dover
Town/Village: West Dover
Bridge Name: Burbee Mill
Crosses: North Branch Deerfield River
Truss type:
Roadway Width:
Built: 1853
When Lost: 26 Oct 1901
Cause: Burned
Latitude: N42 56.33
Longitude: W072 51.13
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Directions: Near Davis Sawmill.
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Per the Vermont Phoenix (Brattleboro), November 1, 1901, "WEST DOVER.---The Burbee Mill Burned. Last Saturday night [October 26, 1901] about 11 o'clock the village was startled to hear the church bell ringing the alarm of fire. It was soon found that the mill property now owned by E. L. Burbee was In flames. At 11:30 the covered bridge on the stream near the mill was in flames also. The fire spread rapidly and soon the shop, mill and bridge were gone. The fire then caught on the shop formerly owned by S. H. Moore, but now owned by J. A. Davis, and but for the timely arrival of the fire engines from Wilmington it is feared the whole village would have been swept away."
Vermont Phoenix (Brattleboro), November 1, 1901.
Allen, Richard S. & Morse Victor. Windham County's Famous Covered Bridges, 1960, page 9

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