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Verla Groundwood and Board Mill

Listed under Industrial in Southern Finland, Finland.

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Verla is an extremely well-preserved mill village from the 19th century that stayed in business until 1964. The storehouses, machinery, and even the power plants appear just as they did when Verla was a functioning mill with a thriving working community. Today this World Heritage site still bustles with tours around the property which is also home to ancient rock paintings and an historical garden.

Written by  Sarah Clise.

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Verla Groundwood and Board Mill

The Verla groundwood and board mill and its associated residential area is an outstanding, remarkably well-preserved example of the small-scale rural industrial settlements associated with pulp, paper and board production that flourished in northern Europe and North America in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Only a handful of such settlements survive to the present day.

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