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When Peterborough was just a mill....

In 1824, there was a population of 400 people living in Marmora in connection with the blast furnace located by the dam behind Main Street. At that time, Peterborough was a mere grist and saw mill run by Adam Scott. The area then was known as "Scott's Plain". It wasn't until 1825 that Peter Robinson brought over 1878 Irish immigrants to settle them on Scott's Plain, and changed the name to "Peterborough".