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Sawtown 1906 - 1934

SAWTOWN 1906-1934  THIS ABANDONED SAWMILL IS ALL  THAT REMAINS OF A LOGGING COMMU-  NITY THAT ONCE INCLUDED MORE  THAN 600 PEOPLE. SAWTOWN'S MILL  PROCESSED ALL THE CYPRESS LUMBER  CUT WITHIN 50 ...

SAWTOWN 1906-1934 

THIS ABANDONED SAWMILL IS ALL 
THAT REMAINS OF A LOGGING COMMU- 
NITY THAT ONCE INCLUDED MORE 
THAN 600 PEOPLE. SAWTOWN'S MILL 
PROCESSED ALL THE CYPRESS LUMBER 
CUT WITHIN 50 SQUARE MILES. THE 
WATER-RESISTANT WOOD WAS MADE 
INTO FENCE POSTS. DOCKS. ROOF 
SHINGLES. BARRELS. SIDING, AND COF- 
FINS. IT TOOK LESS THAN 30 YEARS 
TO CUT DOWN ALL THE BIG CYPRESS 
TREES, SOME OF THEM MORE THAN 
1.000 YEARS OLD. WHEN THE TREES 
WERE GONE, BUSINESSES CLOSED 
DOWN, AND SAWTOWN WAS DESERTED.


Submitted by @pkmonaghan

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