Berlin sawmill

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Berlin sawmill


This large sawmill was erected astride the Androscoggin at Berlin, New Hampshire, in 1897 to replace one destroyed by fire earlier that year. With a capacity of 200,000 board feet a day, the mill was a thriving enterprise until it, too, burned in 1913. By that time, changes in the demand for lumber in relation to that for pulp and paper had taken place in the region. Consequently, a much smaller sawmill was constructed on the site.



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