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This country was originally built largely of wood -- a material our forebears found in abundance in most regions.  There are still some of the mills that sawed that wood into usable lumber, and we present some of them here.   
 

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California
Coloma
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
310 Back Street
Coloma CA 95613
Phone
530 622-3470
Web Site http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=484
Alt Web http://www.windjammer.net/coloma/
Description museum. Replica of sawmill & historic buildings at the place where gold was first found
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus History Resource
Building Type Sawmill
Field of Study Science Facility Gold Rush

 

Illinois
Antioch
Hiram Butrick Sawmill
Gage Brothers Park
790 Cunningham Avenue
Antioch IL 60003
Phone
847 395-2160
Web Site www.antioch-il.org/ptsofint.html
Description
Type of Resource
Museum
Primary Focus Industrial
Building Type Sawmill
Owner/Operator:  Antioch Village Parks & Rec, 874 Main St
  Minnesota
Cleveland
Geldner Sawmill
303 Broadway
Beaver Dam
Cleveland MN 56017
Phone
507 931-4319
Web Site  http://www.lchs.mus.mn.us/county/geldner.html
Description Sawing demonstrations, at Geldner sawmill, 1860 steam powered mill
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Sawmill
Industry Profession  Logging
Era 1860
Owner/Operator: LeSeuer County Historical Society

 

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