Long Leaf Sawmill

Long Leaf Sawmill (HM2HDJ)

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N 31° 0.328', W 92° 33.423'

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1900 to 1957

This sawmill is the third sawmill built at Long Leaf. It replaced the initial steam powered sawmill at this location, which was built between 1893 and 1895 and burned on October 1, 1900. That mill was the second located here, replacing the earliest mill which was a water powered mill, located across the railroad tracks, in the valley of Barbers Creek. This first mill was built by Hadley E. Dyer, sometime in the middle 1880's and was leased by Crowell and Spencer, in April, 1893 to start the development of Long Leaf. As Long Leaf developed, Crowell & Spencer then purchased the site in 1901.The current mill was built to house the salvaged equipment from the burned mill, but was enlarged and rebuilt in 1910, 1920, 1936 and 1944, before being converted to electricity in 1957. Originally the mill was a dual circular saw mill with a capacity of 80,000 board feet per day, but in 1910 the initial boilers were replaced with 4 boilers, and the long side band saw replaced one of the circular saws, raising ' the capacity to 100,000 board feet per day. In 1920, 2 additional boilers were added, and in 1936, a large water tube boiler was added by remodeling some of the sawdust storage space and a new green chain and dry kiln were installed. Finally, in 1944, the circular saw was replaced by the short side band saw, and the capacity increased



to 125,000 board feet per day.
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Date Added Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 542284 N 3430291
Decimal Degrees31.00546667, -92.55705000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 0.328', W 92° 33.423'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 0' 19.68" N, 92° 33' 25.38" W
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