Tri-City Ledger -

By Russell Brown
Guest Writer 

Letters describe town's early beginnings

 

October 11, 2018



At the beginning of the twentieth century, The Alger-Sullivan Lumber Company was formed to harvest the thousands of acres of virgin pine in South Alabama and soon settled on a piece of property for a new sawmill in Florida, only a mile from the state line.

As construction of the mill and logging railway began, so did the beginnings of a town. These beginnings are documented today through collections of papers and letters preserved by our historical society, who consider this history important. Through such papers we get a glimpse of one of the most modern towns of the region at the begi...



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