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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – August 23, 1946

The aftermath of the Paul Bunyan Lumber Company’s devastating 1946 fire.

Lumber Company Rebuilding Mill
August 23, 1946

Construction started this week by the Paul Bunyan Lumber Co of a new sawmill on the site of its former one which was destroyed by fire the end of last May. R. L. Kemp, manager, said foundations were poured Wednesday and he estimated the mill would be ready for operation the first of the year.

When completed the mill and allied logging operations will employ about 15 men according to Mr. Kemp. He added he was not sure when the woods operation would start.

The new sawmill will be modern with all electric equipment the manager said. It is to be constructed from sections of about five different mills being shipped here from the south he said.

Eighteen men Paul Bunyan employs are now at work building the mill. Mr. Kemp said construction of a new machine shop was recently completed on the grounds.


Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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