The Rosamonds in Almonte

The Rosamonds in Almonte (HM1YOJ)

Location: Mississippi Mills, Ontario K0A 1A0 Lanark County
Country: Canada
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N 45° 13.526', W 76° 11.873'

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In 1857 James Rosamond built this mill on the Mississippi River, thereby firmly establishing the woollen industry in Almonte. An Irish-born entrepreneur, Rosamond was previously a resident of nearby Carleton Place where, in 1846, he had built one of the first woollen factories in this part of Upper Canada (Ontario). In 1866 his sons, Bennett and William, then in control, expanded the firm by constructing another larger mill in Almonte, and in 1882 Bennett also founded the Almonte Knitting Company. The Rosamonds' alliance with Montréal financial interests contributed significantly to their success. By 1890 the Rosamond woollen concerns, at the height of their influence, employed over 500 People in Almonte, then reputedly the seat of the woollen trade in Canada.
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 405959 N 5008691
Decimal Degrees45.22543333, -76.19788333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 13.526', W 76° 11.873'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 13' 31.56" N, 76° 11' 52.38" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-61 Mill St, Mississippi Mills Ontario K0A 1A0, CA
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