Cedar Key Lumber, Cedar Slat Mills and Saw Mill Days

When you volunteer at the Cedar Key Historical Society Museum you get to be involved in docent meetings. Our last docent meeting was Dr.John Andrews and Mr.Lindon Lindsey teaching us about Cedar Key Lumbering Mill and Saw Mill days. Both gentlemen are in their 80’s and gave us history and recollections of days past in Cedar Key.  Watch the awesome viseo and share with friends. Enjoy!
http://youtu.be/LCDevVJXHUg
http://youtu.be/R-eLLEV-PlA

Group portrait at the Eagle Pencil Company cedar mill - Cedar Key, Florida.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/18713
(please include photographer’s name when noted).

Title:  Group portrait at the Eagle Pencil Company cedar mill – Cedar Key, Florida.

Image Number:  PR77639

Year:     Not after 1896

Series Title:   General: Print collections

General Note:  The Eagle Pencil Company cedar mill (circa 1870 ? 1896) was damaged in the 1896 hurricane and storm surge. The once plentiful stands of red cedar were becoming sparse and the hurricane brought an end to the enterprise. George H. Reynolds had been manager of the mill. The Faraway Inn was later built in the early 1950’s on the original site of the 19th century Eagle Pencil Company cedar mill.

George H. Reynolds' home - Cedar Key, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/1463
(please include photographer’s name when noted).

Title:   George H. Reynolds’ home – Cedar Key, Florida

Image Number:   PR01519

Year:   ca 1880

Series Title:   General: Print collections

General Note:   Mr. Reynolds was manager of Eagle Pencil Company mill in Cedar Keys.

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