Lumber Heritage Region Gets New Web site

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EMPORIUM – The Lumber Heritage Region (LHR) has a new Web site, announced Executive Director Holly Komonczi. is intended to serve as a “hub and spoke” for all aspects of the lumber industry in the 15-county LHR region, she said.

According to Komonczi, the new Web site is packed with information about north-central Pennsylvania’s lumber industry.

“If you love history, click on the ‘Past’ and see an array of photos that show the danger and beauty of what it meant to be a wood hick way back when,” she said.

“The ‘Present’ section will allow you to see how far lumbering has come and the new technology being used today.”

“Finally, if you are interested in what’s ahead for the industry, click on the ‘Future’ tab for a glimpse of what is to come.”

Komonczi pointed out that the LHR’s new Web site was designed to allow historians to explore the past, job seekers to find employment in the industry and potential partners to find a home to share news and success stories.

Visitors will find an array of interesting articles, she said, as well as a list of events occurring throughout the region.

She added that if you are looking for a unique gift for someone, you should check out the LHR “Shop” section.

According to Komonczi, The Wood Hicks and Bark Peelers book is a fascinating look at the industry through photographs taken by William T. Clarke.

“Every purchase you make helps the Lumber Heritage Region continue to preserve our rich history and help move the industry forward into the future,” she said.

“We are proud of our heritage and want to share your stories.” She requested information and photos about personal connections to the lumber industry.

“You may be surprised to find it listed on our new Web site the next time you visit.”

Komonczi said people can e-mail suggestions to or send a post to Facebook page @lumberheritageregion.

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