From the time European settlers first came to the area, Lebanon’s rivers have been utilized to create development opportunities and they are a central part of Lebanon’s history. The Mascoma River made Lebanon a wealthy mill town for most of its first two centuries, and as recently as the 1950s. Several of these historic mills have been converted to present day uses, illustrating the benefits of adaptive re-use of historic structures. The dams still in the Mascoma River and its tributaries are also evidence of the City’s industrial heritage.
The Water Powered Mills of Lebanon, New Hampshire
This is the final CLG 2017 project report authored by Matthew Labbe, M.A. and Robert Goodby, Ph.D. and dated September 2018.
Mills of Lebanon - Presentation of Preliminary Findings
Lebanon Mills FAQ 2017
The Haskell Factory: A Family Researches its History
Thoughtfully curated text and photos about a former keystone business of Lebanon. By Priscilla Gadzinski and Roberta Parker, November 2018.