Galeton, PA – May 2018 – Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum highlights the history of lumbering in the state – from the time it was settled by Europeans, the deforestation that occurred over the years, to the efforts of the Civilian Conservation Corps to bring the forests back.

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The Main Building houses the administration offices and a nice museum. Recently built it has the wonderful wood smell throughout.

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The exhibits show the early cutting methods.

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As well as later ones, including 2 man chain saws – what could possibly go wrong there.

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The grounds includes a complete lumber camp.

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Including a Shay Locomotive that would’ve pulled the timber to the various ports for distribution.

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Of note is a lumber loading car.

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The camp had all the basics required to operate.

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The mill itself feature huge saw blades.

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Driven by steam powered engines below.

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