Lumbering has had a long and proud tradition in our region. From as early as the mid 1700’s, people were earning an honest living in some of what may be considered today as the “backwoods”. In many cases, small communities were built up around remote lumber mills. Today, our foresters stumble upon long-forgotten family and community

gravesites while surveying the woodlands. Baskin Cemetery was actually brought to the company’s attention by the director of a county museum and was immediately placed in the Conservation Program not only to protect the sanctity of the area but also to help the area “live on” within our database. The Conservation Program contains data sources from across the spectrum of society; rare plant enthusiasts, historians, zoologists, and archeologists make sure these special spots remain on the landscape.

Learn more about other unique historic sites below!