March 19, 1920 was the date on this photograph of the so-called “Castle Mill” named for the parapet along the roof. The photo shows the break up of ice in the Cannon River: the end of a long winter and the promise of spring and summer warmth. I talked with Stuart Chester who remembers riding the ice floes as a boy. He went on to serve in WWII and still lives in Dundas today. This piece represents rebirth after winter, and also connects with the people and the mill history of Dundas.