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Stony Creek Sawmill

Stony Creek Sawmill The Stony Creek Sawmill in Greenfield Village is typical of the sawmills found in the late 19th and early 20th century. This sawmill was built in Greenfield Village in 1938 using some equipment from the Loranger Sawmill in Monroe, Michigan. The sawmill was used to provide lumber for building construction in the village.

Circular sawmills replaced up-and-down sawmills because they were much faster and more efficient. The circular saw blades could quickly cut wood into thin boards. Circular sawmills were common Stony Creek Sawmill
throughout Michigan and in other lumbering area.

The Stony Creek Sawmill was never used as a demonstration exhibit, instead it was a working mill operated by steam power because of the many advantages over a water powered mill.

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