The New Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library
"Cornerstone of the Community"

19 October 2006

A True Milestone!

The first concrete was poured today. Not the foundation -- that's coming soon -- but concrete for a `plug' that will prevent the Clear River from flooding the site during high water through the old sluiceway (which will be filled after the concrete cures). The plug will be a two foot thick concrete wall inward of the arch. Mt. Hope Builders has been hired to do all concrete footings and foundations for the project. This will leave the arch opening exposed in the river wall for memories of times of yore. Soon all the local dams up stream will be lowering there dams sending water to mill pond. With this plug in place holding these waters back, filling of the sluiceway can occur. Anotehr piece of history will be buried, to prepare for the future...