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Vintage Photos: Light Industry

“Light Industry” includes mills and factories that were established to meet a growing need for food, fuel and building materials. The Clendenning mill west of the Boyne settlement and later, the Carman Roller Mills, processed grain into flour and other grain products.

Brickyards and sawmills produced material for the many fine homes being built in the area. In the early years, the heavily-treed lands were harvested to provide sawmills with logs for lumber and for cordwood that was the main source of fuel for a rapidly expanding population.

For more information on these and other early mills in the area, see A Review of the Heritage Resources of Boyne Planning District, pp.55–64, 101–102.