Learn about Pennsyvania’s forest history by watching this 26 minute film from Penn State University.
Or, check out this historic film of crews from the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Co. working in the woods near Sheffield, Warren County, PA in 1926. The amazing music is provided by friend of the museum, Van Wagner. A link to his web site accompanies the YouTube video.
Images of Masten, Pa Circa 1910’s. (Krout Collection LM2019.7)
Caption: “Sawmills, Masten, Pa.” Caption: “Flood Aug.. 8, 1917. Masten, Pa.” Caption: “Flood Aug. 8, 1917. Masten, Pa.” Caption: “Employe’s of Sone’s Mills, Masten, PA” Back of the photo of the Employees at Sones’ Mill.
Lumber Camp Photos (Newell Photo Collection LM2019.4)
Fred Newell was a farmer and carpenter from Tioga Co. Pa. He worked in the Lumber Camps and was killed by a falling tree while working in Corbett, Pa (Potter Co.) in 1900. Newell Family Farm Written on the back: “Corbett, Potter Co.: The back of the previous photo. This appears to have been sent from William Baldwin to his wife, Lydia in 1913. Lydia was Fred Newell’s widow. Caption: “Hosband’s camp 1913” It is possible that the photos which postdate Fred Newell’s dead belonged to William Baldwin.
Lumber Camp photos from the museum’s collection.
Lick Island Run, First Fork, Potter Co. Late 19th Century (184.108.40.206) Sullivan Co. Late 19th/ Early 20th Century (220.127.116.11) Forksville, Sullivan Co., 1923 (18.104.22.168) Forksville, Sullivan Co., 1923 (22.214.171.124) Hammersley, Clinton Co. Late 19th/ Early 20th Century. (126.96.36.199) Hammersley, Clinton Co. Late 19th/ Early 20th Century (188.8.131.52) Mess Hall, Late 19th/ Early 20th Century (184.108.40.206) Feeding the Camp Hogs, Nine Mile, Potter Co. Late 19th/ Early 20th Century (220.127.116.11) Early 20th Century (18.104.22.168) Mobile Lumber Camp, Hammersley, Clinton Co. Late 19th/ Early 20th Century. (22.214.171.124) Mess Hall, Hammersley, Clinton Co. Late 19th/ Early 20th Century (126.96.36.199) Lyman Run, Potter County, PA, Late 19th/ Early 20th Century Unknown Location, Late 19th/ Early 20th Century Teamsters showing off their horses. Unknown Location, Late 19th/ Early 20th Century.
Bunting Lumber- Hulmeville, PA. John Bunting and his father, Fred, founded Bunting Lumber in the 1950’s and operated until the early 1970s. The business was staffed by the two Buntings and as many as a dozen other employees. The business was strictly a wholesale operation, selling lumber to pallet companies and construction businesses. It was all rough-cut, construction grade material. (LM2018.10)
Sawmill, Bunting Lumber 1954 Sawmill, Bunting Lumber c1950s Sawmill and Lumber Carriage c1950s/ 1960s Sawdust Truck c1960s Emptying the Sawdust Truck c1960s Lumber Truck c1960s