By Kevin McKinley
Guest Writer 

Tales from the old Carney Mill


April 9, 2020

Courtesy Photo

Carney Mill, Atmore, during its golden age

Sawmills during the age of the "Big Cut" could be wild places. A sea of humanity ebbed and flowed through the mills. Laborers, foremen, businessmen and suppliers all created unique personalities inside this great ocean of industry which was dotted with small archipelagos of plainer mills, ripping saws and other industrial apparatus stations dotting the landscape.

These were places where men earned an honest days wage. It was hot work in the summer and cold work in the winter; and it was dangerous work. Stories abound of men injured and killed in the various mills of the area. A newlywed by...

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