Shown above is a transfer machine operated by the Beaufort County Lumber Company. This company came to Fairmont shortly after the railroad arrived and operated until the early 1930’s, the darkest part of the Great Depression. They operated their own narrow-gage railroad and a kiln for drying their finished product. The general location of this enterprise was west of Main Street in north Fairmont. Please feel free to contribute additional information that you have by using the comments section below.

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