Old Sawmill Gifted to Hardwood Tree Museum

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An old sawmill has been gifted to the Hardwood Tree Museum so it can be restored and put on exhibit. According to Board Member Billy Higgins, the 48″ blade is still intact — along with its carriage and mandrel.

Sawmill2“The parts seem to be all there and ready to be moved from central Arkansas to our site,” said Higgins. The Herman Udouj Trail, which will be dedicated to the public on October 4, will have clearings for the sawmill — as well for an 1840s log cabin and for educational programs.

Veteran sawmill operators and off bearers may be invited to help in the restoration project once the parts have been delivered. If you’d like to help, just hit the Contact Us button in our menu above.

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