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The Scheibner Sawmill in Northrup Canyon

 

The Scheibner Brothers in Northrup Canyon also ran a pre-industrial age sawmill on Northrup Creek around the year 1900. Original Steamboat Rock pioneer William Fleet worked as a millwright, helping with the design, implementation and upkeep of the Scheibner watermill.

Charles Scheibner and William Fleet, along with one other gentleman, would back up the creek at night with a dike, creating a small pond. In the morning they would run the water down a long sluice that would turn a water wheel and power the saw. They would saw until the water ran out. It was in this way that many of the pione...



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