The Low Dam at Sheldon Springs was built to divert water first to the saw mill and grist mill and eventually to the pulp and paper mill.

photo of old dam with bridge in background

The “low dam” at Sheldon Springs

It was eventually replaced by the current dam which is known as the high dam.  These photos show some of the construction and the workers building “High Dam”










Those who held a sufficiently high station in the company could observe work from this observation tower.

a pagoda shaped building attached to the wall of the river for observers

Observation Tower