A Look At The Past: The Shaffer Lumber Company
Last updated 9/6/2021 at 10:53am
Editor's Note: Rebecca Suddeth, the Transylvania Heritage Museum curator, provided the following information:
Eugene and Henrietta Shaffer and their young son, Thomas moved, from Pennsylvania to Transyl-vania County in 1909. With the backing of his wife's father, Eben Campbell, Eugene started the Shaffer Lumber Company. He lay a rail line from Rosman across the French Broad, through the Middlefork community, and to a sawmill he constructed at the site of today's Riverbend Lodge south of Rosman. The Shaffer family took rooms in the Aethelwold Hotel until their home was completed in 1910....