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Sabillasville in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lumbering in America

 
 
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Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 27, 2021
1. Lumbering in America Marker
Inscription.  The first mills used hand powered pitsaws with the blade held in a frame pulled up and down by two men, one above and one below. About 1630, water was used to power the blade and the vertical “up and down” sawmill came into being.

A pre-Civil War map shows nine sawmill sites, including this one, along Owens and Hunting Creeks. This rebuilt mill, and restored mill-pond and race, are typical of the sawmills of the “up-and-down “era. Later, the faster circular saw (introduced about 1820) and steam power forced them out of business.

Today, sawmills have grown much larger in size and are powered by either electricity or diesel fuel.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1630.
 
Location. 39° 40.147′ N, 77° 28.663′ W. Marker is in Sabillasville, Maryland, in Frederick County. Located in the Owen's Creek Campground in Catoctin Mountain Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15903 Foxville Deerfield Rd, Sabillasville MD 21780, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. Old Sawmill Site (a few steps from this marker); Sawing a Board (a few steps from this marker); Water Power (within shouting distance of this marker); Water (within shouting distance of this marker); Fueling the Furnace (approx. 2.4 miles away); Signs of the Past (approx. 2.4 miles away); Collier's Hut (approx. 2.4 miles away); Wood—the Essential Ingredient (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sabillasville.
 
Lumbering in America Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 27, 2021
2. Lumbering in America Marker
Lumbering in America Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 27, 2021
3. Lumbering in America Marker
Close-up of image on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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