Preserving Pocahontas

Mill at Burner – circa 1910

Mill operation at Burner, north of Durbin. The timber on a tract of 9,070 acres on Little River was purchased in 1903 by the Pocahontas Lumber Company, a partnership of men from Brookville, Pennsylvania. The band mill was built in the same year and operated until about 1915. Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, ID: PHS000593

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