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Near Pocono Lake in Monroe County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forest Products Industry

 
 
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By Rick Bodenschatz, June 4, 2017
1. Forest Products Industry Marker
Inscription. The area’s vast timber resources spawned a myriad of wood-related industries. 30 sawmills existed in 1830. With increasing demand, larger sawmills and specialty production opened, including a clothespin factory. Over 20 products were made, such as ship masts, barrel hoops, tar, shingles, charcoal, mine props, railroad ties, tool handles, tannin and lumber for furniture. By 1900, the forest and the industry were gone.
 
Erected 2017 by The Paul Hoffman Family.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tobyhanna Township, Pennsylvania History Tour marker series.
 
Location. 41° 6.392′ N, 75° 29.142′ W. Marker is near Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on Old Route 940, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 Old Route 940, Pocono Lake PA 18347, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salem United Church of Christ (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lumbering Industry (approx. ¼ mile away); Isaac Stauffer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Pocono Lake Cemetery (approx. half a mile away);
Forest Products Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, June 4, 2017
2. Forest Products Industry Marker
The First Fire Company / The Clymer Library (approx. half a mile away); The Stagecoach Inn (approx. ¾ mile away); Tobyhanna Township (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ice Harvesting Industry (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Forest Products Industry Dedication Site. (Submitted on June 27, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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