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Lumber Companies in the County

(Compiled by Lawson L. Duckworth)

This will take some time to get everthing posted to this site that I would love to have posted. First thing I will do is list some of the Companies and Their Locations in the "1800's and Early 1900's".

Whenever pioneers moved into the area, the first thing they needed was an "axe" and "saw" - these were inportant items because they had to build log homes and clear ground for gardens to raise food on. The very first labor on any homestead was cutting timber and clearing off the wilderness for those purposes. Even before farming these were items that needed done for the families to live.

I feel that of all the "History that has been writen" the most over looked is the "Lumbermen and the Lumber Companies". Hence, I intend to report on the first of all "Bussiness's" in a "Wilderness Area" and there was only the one business "Logging and Lumber".

There is a lot more and as I find them, I will list them.

BELOW IS SOME OF THOSE COMPANIES THAT OPERATED IN SOMERSET COUNTY:

BABCOCK LUMBER COMPANY

BLAIR LUMBER COMPANY

BLUE JAY LUMBER COMPANY

BOSWELL LUMBER COMPANY

COOK & DUNCAN - LUMBER COMPANY

COOK, A. W. & SON - LUMBER COMPANY

CURRY, JAMES AND SON - COMPANY

DAVIS, J. B. - LUMBER COMPANY

DRONEY, J. R. - LUMBER COMPANY

DUNCAN & BUTTERBAUGH - LUMBER COMPANY

DUNCAN - LUMBER COMPANY

EAST BRADY - LUMBER COMPANY

ENTERPRIZE - LUMBER COMPANY

HUSTON, H. C. - LUMBER COMPANY

JOHNSTOWN - LUMBER COMPANY

KENDALL - LUMBER COMPANY

KUHNS & GOODWIN - LUMBER COMPANY

LAUREL HILL - LUMBER COMPANY

MARKLETON - LUMBER COMPANY

MAUST - LUMBER COMPANY

MCFARLAND & BOLLINGER - LUMBER COMPANY

MCNEAL, M. E. - LUMBER COMPANY

MCSPADDEN, JAMES - LUMBER COMPANY

MUNCY - LUMBER COMPANY

PINKERTON - LUMBER COMPANY

SCHOFIELD - LUMBER COMPANY

SCHWIEBENZ, ALLIE - LUMBER COMPANY

SLAGLE - LUMBER COMPANY

SOMERSET LOGGING AND BOOM COMPANY

UNITED - LUMBER COMPANY

URSINA & NORTH FORK - LUMBER COMPANY

WHITES CREEK - LUMBER COMPANY

WILMOTH, H. J. - LUMBER COMPANY

YOUNG & BROWN - LUMBER COMPANY

YOUGHIOGHENY - LUMBER COMPANY

 

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