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Whitcher's Falls Bridge

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Donated by Robert Marston

The second falls of the Cochecho River (six falls in all) was known as Whitcher's Falls or Whittier's Falls Whittier's mills, consisting of a fulling mill, grist mill, and a building for dressing cloth, once stood at the easterly side of the Tolend Falls. Their name was derived from Obadiah Whittier, whose widow still owned them, January 7, 1718, when they were destroyed by fire, which broke out in the carding mill, operated by Moses Whittier, son of Obidiah, who at once erected new Machinery and resumed the carding, fulling, and clothing business, the following month.
    From Mary P. Thompson's Landmarks in Ancient Dover.

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