Prestwich Lumber Company

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1992
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325222
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Title Prestwich Lumber Company
Description Orem to Moroni, Utah. Acres of land store the piles of logs, the fallen trees, the products of mother nature. Every time I go to the sawmill, it's been raining. The place is a noisy, greasy mudhole where the large time employees and eight during the log-cutting season. The loggers work from sunup to sundown, processing over have felled a lot of trees. Most of the trees are diseased. They need to be cut down and hauled away from the the timber from the United States Forest Service. Eighty-five percent of their finished product is purchased by Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Company. They also cut special orders and produce a lot of firewood for Sanpete residents. Sawdust, which is a by-product, is used by the local turkey growers. The Prestwich Lumber Company is a valuable commodity for Sanpete County and is expected to be in operation for many years. The Prestwich owners are all hard-working family operation, does the paperwork and runs the saw at the mill. He keeps track of all the goings-on, how many trees are being hauled in and how many 4x4's are cut and hauled out. The sawing equipment was modernized last year. It's almost a one-man operation now, turning trees into 4x4's. The logs are cut to length with a chain saw. a ramp and fed into the saws. Ron cuts the logs to their proper dimensions while sitting in a plastic box pushing buttons. He sits in the booth all day long, cutting logs as fast as the other men can haul them into the mill. Rodney Cock) Prestwich says he has to be a lawyer, Forest Service over the price of the trees and all the 115
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Identifier 129_Prestwich Lumber Company.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325159
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