2010 Historic mills Canada stamps

Canadian flag over historic mills
Canadian flag over historic mills

On January 11th, 2010, Canada Post began issuing a series of five stamps commemorating historic grist mills around the country. These beautiful mills once figured prominently in everyday life, providing an essential link between the farmers and industry.

For over 200 hundred years, a region’s grain was brought to these mills to be ground into flour. Stone-ground flour is still recognized by many as being superior baking flour with added nutritional value.

Historic mills souvenir sheet 2010
Historic mills souvenir sheet 2010

The five illustrated mills are:
Watson’s Mill – Manotick, ON

Keremeos Grist Mill – Keremeos, BC

Old Stone Mill National Historic Site – Delta, ON

Riordan Grist Mill – Caraquet, NB

Cornell Mill – Stanbridge East, QC (our region’s local mill built by Zebulon Cornell!)

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