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Tupper Lake in Franklin County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Big Mill

 
 
The Big Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 26, 2012
1. The Big Mill Marker
Inscription. Here stood, from 1890-1930, the North Country's largest sawmill built by John Hurd. It had the longest bandsaw in the world and twice broke the world's record for lumber sawed in a day.

The Santa Clara Lumber Co. was its main operator. Hundreds of jobs resulted from the industry it fostered. It was often called "The Mill that Made the Town."
 
Erected by Business & Professional Women, Lions and Rotary Clubs of Tupper Lake.
 
Location. 44° 13.555′ N, 74° 27.801′ W. Marker is in Tupper Lake, New York, in Franklin County. Marker is on New York State Route 3, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This Marker is at the eastern end of the main beach-front park in Tupper Lake. This park is also the central location for the annual Tupper Lake Tin Man Triathalon. Marker is in this post office area: Tupper Lake NY 12986, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bernhard E. Fernow (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
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The Big Mill Marker Complete Monument image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 26, 2012
2. The Big Mill Marker Complete Monument
The Big Mill Marker Facing North image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 26, 2012
3. The Big Mill Marker Facing North
The Big Mill Marker Facing South image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 26, 2012
4. The Big Mill Marker Facing South
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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