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Our People, Our Past: Moltz Lumber Co.


Last updated 2/6/2012 at 12:41pm

Moltz Lumber Company Employees These men are pictured in summer of 1928 at the Moltz Lumber Company mill in Lake Toxaway. From left: Mr. Glazener, log scaler; Elbert Whitmire, fireman; Plum Lovin, brakeman; Wes Reid, brakeman; Mr. Bruner, engineer; Carl J. Moltz, one of the incorporating officers of the family owned company headed by founder Jerome Moltz.

The manuscript for Transylvania Genealogy Group’s soon to be released book, “The Heritage of Transylvania County, North Carolina, Volume III,” holds a diverse collection of stories from the county’s past. The largest single work within the collection is the never before published, fifty page story of railroading in Transylvania with 114 illustrations and photographs, researched and compiled by widely published railroad expert Tom Fetters.

No single event had such a dramatic effect on life in the county as the arrival of several railroading operations in the late 1890s and early...

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