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Sawmills and their towns of the 1800's
« on: April 20, 2014, 07:24:12 AM »
Hi I am from Wisconsin, City Point, which is in Eastern Jackson County. In the 1800's there were several sawmills and towns. They were called... Good Year, Mc Kenna, Zeda, Spurbeck. I have been to each one of these sites, but nothing remains except for a few pieces of iron, or some busted bricks, or a Barrel Hoop Ring. However there is one spot, at the McKenna Mill site where there are these large bolt type things sticking out of the ground. They are threaded only so far down. they are in a row, of 5 on one side, and straight across from those, there are more of them, same thing, only 6 in a row. I had found one of these laying elsewhere laying on the ground, and the bottom has a big square with a hole in the center, that fits onto the large bolt, then under that there is a good sized Cast Iron Washer and a good sized nut. If anybody has any idea what these things are, and what they were used for, please let me know. In between the 2 rows of these are lots of busted bricks, so I am guessing there may have been a steam powered generator there or a boiler. But I have no idea what the purpose of the long bolts were. You may contact me here, or call/text me at 608 XXX XXXX if you have any info about these sawmill towns or what the large bolts were for. Thank you.Dan.

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Re: Sawmills and their towns of the 1800's
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 07:48:05 AM »
alvastation,welcome to the forum. I would have no idea. We had a lot of sawmills around here. I mean just small,waterpower ones. They would be just a sawing now. Some would only saw in the spring due to not enough water any other time.
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Re: Sawmills and their towns of the 1800's
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 08:30:02 AM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Alvastation.
Kind of sounds like some sort of anchors to me, but without more info or possibly a picture who knows.

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Re: Sawmills and their towns of the 1800's
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2014, 09:00:46 AM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Dan!

I agree with Allan, sounds like some sort of anchor point for holding a structure or piece of equipment.
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Re: Sawmills and their towns of the 1800's
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2014, 01:12:26 PM »
Welcome to the forum.   Just a word of advise. I certainly would not be leaving my personal contact information for every spammer in the world to have access to. You are allowed to post your own contact information if you wish, but its rarely a good idea when you could be reached with a personal message just as easy and maintain some privacy. You can edit your post to put it back if you want, but for now, I've removed it.
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Re: Sawmills and their towns of the 1800's
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2014, 08:19:58 PM »
Thank you all. I do have photos of the large bolts, on my cellphone, but have no way to transfer the photos to here. If somebody wants to see the photos, all I can do is get your number and I will picture text the photos to you. So, if you wish to see the photos, send me a personal message/private message with your number, and I will send you the pictures via a picture text message, Thank you. Also these large bolts have been in their original location, from 1800- to the present, and they are actually in not too bad of condition, considering their age. Long time to have sat there. Must have been good metal/iron they used then.

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Re: Sawmills and their towns of the 1800's
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2014, 08:27:41 PM »
Welcome to the Forestry forum, alvastation.
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Re: Sawmills and their towns of the 1800's
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2014, 08:30:40 PM »
Welcome to the Forum! The bolts would most likely be wrought iron from that time period. It tends to patina a little bit, then just stay the same for a very long time.
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Re: Sawmills and their towns of the 1800's
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2014, 11:35:25 AM »
When i was younger i lived in a "sawmill town" over on the east side of the state, when they shut the sawmill down they pulled up all the rail track used to bring the logs to town, dismantled the sawmill and sold all the houses (they had to be moved) now it is a state park with a chunk of cement where the saw arbor frame had been bolted down with large bolts.
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Re: Sawmills and their towns of the 1800's
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2014, 02:23:02 PM »
So, if you wish to see the photos, send me a personal message/private message with your number, and I will send you the pictures via a picture text message, Thank you.

I'd highly advise against that at this juncture...
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