Norton Fiberboard Manufacturing

Downtown Henniker - The 1936 Flood and Aftermath

Norton Fiberboard Manufacturing

Henniker, New Hampshire 03242, United States

Created By: Henniker Historical Society


Continue your route south, stopping at the steel bridge on Ramsdell Road.

Location 5 is the former site of the Norton Fiberboard Manufacturing. Fiberboard products were used in the shoe industry in the making of soles. The mill was at the east end of the Lower Falls Dam and used waterpower supplied by the mill pond that was created between the lower and upper dams. The before photo is a view approaching the mill while standing on Ramsdell Road.

The during photo shows the Norton mill with flood water elevation at its highest level.

The after photo shows the destruction to the building's lower floor after the flood waters receded.

Today the only physical remains of the property that can be seen are the concrete retaining wall (see the before photo) and the slab foundation nearest the east end of the bridge.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Downtown Henniker - The 1936 Flood and Aftermath


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