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Historic Sawmill Still Making Its Mark by Dick Cooper

You just know things are going to happen when Kurt Gant puts on the hard hat with the full-face shield. The big loblolly log is firmly in place on the carriage, the Detroit Diesel is roaring in its covered shed and the saw blade is spinning so fast it is just a blur. Dustin Horney and Glen Towers are in place on the receiving end of the track as Gant grabs t he wooden control lever

and pulls. Sawdust fills the air as the blade and log meet in a highpitched wail. Pass after pass, the saw transforms the pine log into barn siding. It is another day in the woods north of Ridgely for the “Tuckahoe Saw Mill Boyz.” “There has been a sawmill here on t his spot for more t han 100 years,” Gant says. It is not hard to believe. The mill “building” is

Kurt Gant pulls the lever and the log heads toward the spinning saw blade. 21

Tidewater Times October 2012  

Tidewater Times October 2012

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