The Carter Farm & Water Wheel


The Pictures of the Week selections for 1.20.23 from the Scarborough Historical Society include one of the most unusual pictures in our collections. The picture is of a water wheel that was on the Rufus Carter farm located near the intersection of the Payne Road and Scottows Hill Road, the only picture of a water wheel I’ve ever seen recorded in Scarborough. Other images include those of the Carter farm home that burned in 1919 and some of the family members who lived there. Also included is a view of the intersection of Scottows Hill Road and Payne Road as it looked in 1909. We’d love to hear from anyone who has a broader knowledge of water wheels in early Scarborough.

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