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Leonard’s Mills

Located on Blackman Stream in Bradley, Leonard’s Mills is at the actual site of an early pioneer settlement, identified by the remains of a stone dam and the foundations of several houses. Today, Leonard’s Mills is “alive” once again, as the Museum is represented by an authentic reconstruction of a logging and milling community of the 1790s.

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Leonard’s Mills is named after Oliver Leonard, one of the earliest landowners in what is now the town of Bradley, Maine. To help you get a feel for the time period in which Oliver Leonard lived, click here to read a brief glimpse at this region during the late 1700’s.

Video of water-powered sash sawmill with wooden gears

Video of blacksmithing workshop

Story about new roof for water-powered sash sawmill