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Tag Archives: Cummer Lumber Company

Looking back to look forward: Part 6



While Arthur and his brother Waldo led the Cummer Lumber Company, their wives masterminded the gardens surrounding their homes. Those gardens are now one of the glories of the Museum.

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Looking Back to Look Forward: Part 2



The Cummers came from a long line of lumber barons, whose businesses stretched through Canada, Michigan, Virginia, and Florida. Wellington Willson Cummer (1846-1909) relocated the family from Morley, Michigan to Jacksonville, Florida and founded the Cummer Lumber Company in 1896.   They owned a modern sawmill and vast timber tracts in Baker, Alachua and Levy Counties, […]

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