Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3
Photograph of the second Sagola Lumber Company sawmill which began operating March 28, 1911. It replaced the original sawmill which was struck by lightning in September, 1910. A fire which began in the cupola soon engulfed the entire structure. In this photo note the men in the foreground unloading blocks of ice from flatcars at the company store. Also note the immense piles of huge logs awaiting their trip through the sawmill to be converted into lumber.