The Lumber Industry

The Lumber Industry (HM20UA)

Location: Pentwater, MI 49449 Oceana County
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N 43° 46.646', W 86° 25.964'

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Historic Village of Pentwater

If you stood on this spot in 1866 you would have been in the midst of a bustling lumber town, boasting three sawmills, two shingle mills, one barrel-stave mill, a planing mill, and one foundry. Tall stacks of drying lumber covered all available ground, while rafts of logs were clustered along the shore. Sawdust-paved streets were choked with the stumps of recently felled pine trees.

By 1905, fire having destroyed the mills, and with the gradual depletion of the area forest, only the Sands and Maxwell sawmill and the Halsted Table Factory remained of the lumber-related industries. After completing their sawing in 1905, the Sands and Maxwell sawmill was closed, and in the spring of 1913 was torn down, ending the lumber era in Pentwater.
HM NumberHM20UA
Placed ByPentwater Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 545649 N 4847309
Decimal Degrees43.77743333, -86.43273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 46.646', W 86° 25.964'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 46' 38.76" N, 86° 25' 57.84" W
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Area Code(s)231
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 478 S Hancock St, Pentwater MI 49449, US
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