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'Sawdust Mountain' explores the decline of an industry
When his schooner ran aground on the Umpqua River banks in 1850, Boston merchant Gardiner Chism simply brought his cargo ashore and built a town — Gardiner, Ore. The town grew into an important lumber and shipping port. In the 1960s, International Paper built a large mill here, employing hundreds. But the mill was demolished in 2006, a casualty of a dying industry.