Thursday, March 8, 2012

Piave Mill

This is a photo of the Piave Mill Company in Greene County, Miss. near Leakesville. The company was organized in Gulfport in 1918. The name Piave probably came from Henry Piaggio, one of the owners, after a river in Italy. The mill supplied lumber for his shipbuilding operations at Pascagoula. It was later sold to the Dantzler Lumber Co. and renamed the Virgin Pine Lumber Company. In 1923, the mill was leased to a company from Picayune, who enlarged it until at one time it was the supposedly second largest mill in the world. Info and photo is from a post from If you're interested in a lot more information about this, check out

Photo credit: Sawmills of Greene County by Tony Howe, found at: 

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