Newark in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
How it got here - A sawmill comes home
This old Scheidler sawmill was found in the woods of western Delaware County, Ohio on the property of Vaughn DeWitt. The sawmill belonged to Vaughn's uncle, Walter DeWitt, who had been a sawyer for most of his life. Walter began learning the trade in 1898. Records show that he purchased this sawmill from a Licking County farmer in 1963 for $150. In 2003, the DeWitt family donated the sawmill to The Works in an effort to save this piece of local history.
After the sawmill was transported back to Newark, the senior class at C-TEC restored it during the 2003-2004 school year. After researching the original appearance of the machine, the students disassembled Vaughn's mill, removed the rust, repaired and replaced parts, repainted it, and attached it to a heavy wooden frame. In 2006, C-TEC students designed and built the building that now serves as a shelter for the sawmill.
C-TEC students carefully place and reassemble the restored, original Scheidler mill.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is July 29, 1968.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 52 S 1st St, Newark OH 43055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A community effort comes together (here, next to this marker); How the sawmill works… (here, next to this marker); Scheidler Sawmill - Manufactured ca. 1896 (here, next to this marker); Early Transportation in Newark (a few steps from this marker); Ohio & Erie Canal FAQ's (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ohio & Erie Canal Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Newark Native Jerryie Mock (within shouting distance of this marker); The Interstate Highway System (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.