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Updated: 02/22/2014 08:00:02AM

Turpentine stills and peckerwood sawmills

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The turpentine still L.A. Ainger remembere from childhood was called the Vineland camp.

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About the turn of the last century turpentine camps popped up all over Florida.

Much turpentining went on in our immediate area. The large virgin stands of long leaf pine and slash pine were first bled dry, which took about six to 10 years. After they were sapped out, the land was usually leased to lumber companies that came in and cut the dying trees for timber.

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