The Wilderness Lumber Company was located in Nallen, WV. As a kid I can remember driving through Nallen and seeing the remnants of the mill. It was amazing for me to find out that it used to be the largest hardwood operation in the WORLD. In 1927 they even supplied the lumber and other timber that the U.S. Navy used to restore the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides".
|Lumberyard Crew - My grandfather George Wesley Kincaid (center)|
|Look at the size of that log they are sitting on!!|
Here are a few links to old newspaper articles that I found regarding Wilderness Lumber Company
The Morgantown Post / July 21,1961
Beckley Post-Herald / June 8,1972
Beckley Post-Herald / January 2,1973
The Raleigh Register / June 29,1977
If you have any information regarding Wilderness Lumber Company or these photos I would love to hear it.