The ruins on Main Street above the dam are the footprints of the main buildings of the Pearce Company, whose mills and yards covered this ledge right down to the Crowe River. For over fifty years, logs were driven downstream to feed the water-powered saws of the Pearce Mills. The thriving family business was also based on a woolen mill, retail stores and even Marmora's first hydroelectric plant, powered by the waters of the Crowe River.
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