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.
The Main Building houses the administration offices and a nice museum. Recently built it has the wonderful wood smell throughout.
The exhibits show the early cutting methods.
As well as later ones, including 2 man chain saws – what could possibly go wrong there.
The grounds includes a complete lumber camp.
Including a Shay Locomotive that would’ve pulled the timber to the various ports for distribution.
Of note is a lumber loading car.
The camp had all the basics required to operate.
The mill itself feature huge saw blades.
Driven by steam powered engines below.