Lumber Company - W. P. Zartman

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ZARTMAN SAWMILL - This sawmill was located near the site that would eventually become the Van Dyke Brick Plant. (Photo courtesy of Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/7/19 - Image Year: 1918

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The W. P. Zartman Lumber Company had extensive timber holdings in central Pennsylvania. Part of those holdings were on the Tuscarora Mountain in Walker Township of Juniata County. In 1917 the company conveyed title to 5500 acres of its holdings for construction of the Van Dyke Brick Plant.

It was common for Zartman to construct a narrow gauge rail line to bring the fallen trees to their sawmill. This practice caused the company trouble in Dauphin County when they were sited for encroaching having their tracks encroach on some farm land without the farmer's permission.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/7/19 - Image Year: 1918
ZARTMAN 30 TON CLIMAX ENGINE - The engine sits in front of an addition to the Zartman Sawmill. - (Photo courtesy of Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 9/7/19 - Image Year: 1918
ZARTMAN LOGGING TRAIN - (Photo courtesy of Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/7/19 - Image Year: 1920
ZARTMAN TRAIN LIFTING TRACK - 1919-1920 (Photo courtesy of Wayne Taylor)



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