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CARMAN'S MILL 1950's

LAST LOOK?

Carmans Mill was torn down in 1958 to make way for the Sunrise Highway extension that ran from Horse Block Road in Southaven east to William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. That's the lake at Southhaven Park on the left. The mill pond where where Webster caught the trout in the right corner.

HEADING EAST ON SUNRISE HIGHWAY 2001

The large pines in the median were planted by Belmont. The mill was on the right. Sunrise Hwy. crosses Carman's River just past the exit sign

The Mill Pond Today

photo by John Dietz

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APRIL 2005

GLACIER BAY OUTFITTERS

The former Swezey Fuel Oil Co. Where Carman's Tavern Once Stood.

The River is just beyond the trees. "Welcome To Shirley" billboard was just to the right of the garage.

LAST LOOK NORTH FROM THE RAIL ROAD BRIDGE

The motor home is about to cross the Goin' Over

photos : Marty Van Lith

Sometime around the 1920s-30's banker / publisher Maurice Wertheim purchased a large portion of the failed Tangier land tract on the east bank of Carmen's River for his own private shooting and fishing preserve. In 1947 the Wetheim family donated the land to the US and today it is a wildlife refuge not unlike the one printer / publisher Joe Knapp once owned on Mackey Island, NC. Knapp you may recall once rented Carman's River to hunt and fish on in the 1890's.

As The Vane Turns

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FOR FURTHER READING & RELATED LINKS

BROOKHAVEN HAMLET

CRUISING UP CARMAN'S

DANIEL WEBSTER'S FISH STORY

FRIENDS OF WERTHEIM REFUGE

POST MORROW FOUNDATION

FRED J. GILLISPIE

BELLPORT & THE KNAPPS

WHO WOOD OF THUNK IT?

F. J. QUINBY & THE TANGIER DEVELOPMENT

WALTER T, SHIRLEY

A LITTLE TRAVELIN' MUSIC FROM SOME
FRIENDS OF MINE

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