Bohemia Lumber Company
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Created 4/7/06
The pictures on this page come from a trip that a friend and I took in 2000 to the
old Bohemia mill site on Culp Creek. At this time, parts of the miss site had been
plowed and planted in Douglas-fir. Basically, returning the land to timber growth.
The old bridge that used to cross Row River into the mill has been cut in half and
sits in the old log yard of the mill on the west end of the mill complex.
Here are the power and telephone poles that used to serve the mill complex. This is on the east side of
the complex next to the river. Note the insulators still in place, as well as one of the lights. (7/16/00)
This at one time was the watchman's shack on eastern entrance to the mill complex. This was the
entrance to the complex from Sharp's Creek Road. Note the height of the trees in the background.
Here is a close-up of the watchman's shack. The grey piping used to carry telephone cables. (7/16/00)
This is the foundation of one of the buildings on the south side of the complex, west of Culp Creek.
Here is another shot of the foundations that run beside Culp Creek on the south side of the complex.
My friend Joe walking amongst the ruins of the complex on the south side next to Culp Creek. (7/16/00)
Part of the mill was built over the top of Culp Creek and the marshland that it used to form. Here is the
wood workings sitting on top of Culp Creek on the south side where the solid rock runs to the creek.
Another part of the foundations of buildings on the south side of the complex near Culp Creek. (7/16/00)
My friend Joe walking by the remains of equipment foundations. This could have been the location of the
boilers for the mill complex. I say this because of the round shapes in the concrete. (7/16/00)
Here are the foundations of an unknown building. Note the steps in the middle and metal still left behind
the stairs. (7/16/00)
This is the marsh that used to be under the buildings. This is evidenced from the vegetation and soil that
is visible, with the towers. Note the foundation in the background. (7/16/00)
These pilings are the remnants of the winter 1955-1956 rebuilding that the mill went through where the
old log pond was filled in and paved with asphalt. (7/16/00)
Another shot of the piling that was constructed of during the rebuilding of 1955-1956. However, I do
believe that the old mill pond is on the right hand part of the picture. (7/16/00)
Here is the foundation of one of the buildings that sat beside the marsh, and ran beside the pilings that
the sawmill was built on. (7/16/00)
Looking once more upon the piling in the marsh. Note the concrete retaining wall in the background.
Looking at one of the foundations from the concrete ground. Note the post support in the right
foreground behind the shrub. (7/16/00)
Here are some of the remains on the south side of Culp Creek. The trench running through part of the
picture was used to divert part of Culp Creek. The watchman's shack is just to the right out of the picture.
The two roads that went around come together in the upper right of the picture. (7/16/00)
More of the concrete foundations on the south side of the mill complex. (7/16/00)
Still more of the old remains in the mill complex. (7/16/00)
This is the remains of one of the buildings on the south side of the complex, west of Culp Creek. (7/16/00)
Here is foundations of some piece of equipment. Notice the piece of corrugated metal piping in the
concrete in the middle. (7/16/00)
Tis bit of concrete and steel obviously used to hold some piece of equipment in place, but I do not know
what type. (7/16/00)
In this picture is the foundation of one of the buildings, with the braces of a post or steel bean next to the
asphalt. This is near the old log decks on the western end of the complex. (7/16/00)
This is a set of steps that seemed to lead from one of the buildings onto the asphalt of the grounds. Note
the shadow of the handrail on the wall. (7/16/00)
Here is a set of burnt steps, where they came from or went to I do not know. (7/16/00)
This inscription was found on a bit of concrete near the burnt stairs pictured above. It reads "George
Swain 10-80". Truly a testament tot he belief that some things will last forever. (7/16/00)
Here in the brush is the end of the spur that used to run into the mill complex. Note the shadow of the
loading dock that forklifts once loaded boxcars off of in the upper left of the photo. (7/16/00)
Here is the tracks that ran into the mill from the bridge across the Row River. (7/16/00)