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Steam Engine Powering Sawmill
This steam engine was set up in the woods on my property in 1923 to cut the lumber for my house. The gentlemen that cut the lumber for my grandfather were from a neighboring town about 10 miles away. All the logs were cut on my property as well. Once the lumber was cut, cribbed, and allowed to dry for a short time, it was hauled up out of the holler by mule and wagon to the top of the hill where the house was being built. My grandfather and uncle were the main carpenters on the site, with some help from another local man, whose name my mother can't remember. The plasterer was a hunting buddy of my grandfather's. This is evident in the plasterwork on the chimney upstairs in one room, where the plasterer carved a rough picture of a wild turkey in the wet plaster. Needless to say, that plaster will never get redone or covered over with new.

Submitted By: Wolf from MO on 1999-12-22



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