#7 A visit to a 1830′s sawmill

by Lynn on February 11, 2011

Trees offered our ancestors the resource to cut lumber from logs and build their first shelters on the frontier. My great, great grandparents owned a sawmill in Mankato, Minnesota starting in the 1860’s. My logo is a tintype of that family taken about 1865. It was great fun to find this operating sawmill and exciting to film how it worked. Living history is what breathes life into your family stories and will help make history come alive.

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Monica February 16, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Is this the historic Mill Creek Discovery park in Mackinac? We’ve been trying to figure out which old mill this is.

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