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Hoggs sawmill at Hoggs Falls

Ontario : Grey Highlands
Location #3476

Location Owner:doom vs
Creation Date: 11/11/2011
Last Updated: 7/4/2018

Aside from being a fantastic waterfall to visit, Hogg's Falls (named after William Hogg, who in a newspaper advertisement in 1882 referred to the area as Little Falls) was the site of a sawmill which he built in the 1870's. It's long gone, having burnt down in 1888. You can see some of the foundation of it about 50 meters upstream from the crest of the 7 meter falls. I was in a time crunch that day, with other sites to visit, so I'm not sure if in fact there is more evidence of the structure surrounding the river, but from what I've read it's pretty much gone and reclaimed by nature. I've included a link to info about the falls and also a map of the area from the 1878 atlas, where you can clearly see both the land owned by W. Hogg and the sawmill. Trivia: Hogg was kin to the Hogg family of Hogg's Hollow.

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Hoggs Falls
Hoggs sawmill at Hoggs Falls
Created on:7/4/2018
Created by: ForgottenPlaces
14 photos
Family heirloom
Hoggs sawmill at Hoggs Falls
Created on:10/5/2012
Created by: timo explorer
8 photos


Status: Demolished
Category: Mill/Foundry



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clay70 says:
11/14/2011 2:16:23 PM

check out Tim's addition to waterfalls at ragged rapids on here..

rcouper says:
11/12/2011 5:28:00 PM

Great Falls for a Photo Opp.

doom vs says:
11/12/2011 10:50:08 AM

Lol...yep, it's a great little place, the waterfall is unique in that it does not have multiple layers of rock as many on the escarpment do, but rather is one solid layer, so there is no undercut erosion, it is simply a 'wall' of rock. Easy to get to the bottom if you have the adventurous spirit, there is typically a rope left attached to a tree just past the crest. You will definitely see

clay70 says:
11/12/2011 10:43:52 AM

sweet photos Doom and sweet history Timo :)

timo explorer says:
11/12/2011 12:41:46 AM

The Hogg family originally emigrated from England in the 1830s, first settling the land now known as Hogg's Hollow in Toronto. They then moved to the Blue Mountain area, where they started with the apple orchards, also settled in Eugenia making a power production enterprise here. I have never been to the Hogg's Falls area, which is a shame because these were my forebearers, seven generation

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On 10/5/2012 7:35:48 PM user timo explorer created gallery : Family heirloom
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