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Red County Sawmill

Post by Ruskie » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:51 pm

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"At their peak there were more than 2,500 company towns, housing 3% of the US population. During the late nineteenth century, model company towns materialised, as enlightened industrialists recognised that many poor workers were living in appalling conditions. These industrialists wished to combat the unsanitary and congested conditions common to working class districts in order to create better living conditions for workers. Model company towns such as Segundo, Colorado and McDonald, Ohio were influential in regards to their building and planning innovation to the company town in the United States of America"


Angel Pine is an old company town in Whetstone, San Andreas originally built by the owner of the sawmill for its workers for quicker and more efficient commuting. The town is surrounded by forests previously used to fuel the sawmill's operations before the sawed wood was shipped elsewhere to be refined for consumer use. Angel Pine's history originally started off with only a handful of houses and trailers until the sawmill began to increase its operations.

People began to move in and small time private businesses saw their opportunity to move into the town as well, creating local grocery stores, bars and restaurants. Angel Pine began to thrive through its financial gains and more detached houses were built to support the increasing population. The town's financial growth began to decline as the sawmill company started shifting its business outside of the United States of America in the early 80's which is why many of the middle-class workers moved out, leaving only the struggling lower class behind.

Angel Pine slowly changed from a fine example of a company town to a deindustrialized village as the sawmill ceased its operation completely in the 90's. The town was struck with poverty that caused many of the local businesses to close down or shift their businesses to other towns.

Depression and financial problems fueled and sparked a cheap street-level methamphetamine distribution network which over time caused a serious black mark to the town's history and reputation. The value of the houses and trailers have declined massively through the recent events as many of the local residents occupied the abandoned sawmill for their recreational drug use, keeping Angel Pine as a honey pot for drug trafficking.
With a recent shadow purchase of the mill and visible renovations, rumors spread throughout the locals of Angel Pine that the factory may begin to operate again and offer breathing space to the current grim financial landscape the town has. Specific people who are known to be part of the local violent motorcycle club have been seen exiting and entering repeatedly, making the inhabitants of the town ponder possibilities.

Nearly a month later, flyers and posters were seen around the small town asking locals to come in for interviews under the name 'Angel Pine Sawmill'.
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The Case for Deforestation Bans

Forests cover 27 percent of the San Andreas area. They are the state's figurative lungs, producing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Forests also provide homes to much of the state's wildlife.

The San Andreas forests have been offering shelter and food to the first settlers here and continued to do so for years. Lately, they have proven themselves as invaluable resources, providing the people of San Andreas with jobs and immense quantities of the famous sturdy wood that so many of the adjacent states desire. But people also see forests as an obstacle they must remove. Around 500 to 700 square miles of forest are lost each year—a rate equal to a football field every week. And that's definitely more than we can grow back in a reasonable timetable.

Deforestation is estimated to contribute around 15 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. Not only does deforestation contribute to climate change, it can also disrupt livelihoods and natural cycles, the San Andreas Habitat Committee said. Removal of trees can disrupt the water cycle of the region, resulting in changes in precipitation and river flow, and contribute to erosion, leading to disasters such as floods and landfalls.

Taking action

In a hasty meeting last month behind closed doors, the Deforestation Ban bill passed the vote with flying colors. What did that mean for the middle-class? Flint County sawmills were to shut down immediately, leaving around 2,000 people without a job and taking Angel Pine's single remaining industry away. The community stood up against this swift and unannounced decision and protested, making the board come to a compromise.
Operations are to be shut down in the Flint County area and being replaced with some fast-tracked tree planting in an attempt to put a band-aid on the scar left by the sawmill that operated there. The brunt of the workload will be taken by the Blueberry Sawmill and its adjacent Panopticon hill lumber mill.

History of Blueberry's deforestation industry

The Blueberry Sawmill will share a building which is also used by the FleischBerg Brewery and will be given its own portion of the building. This portion of the building, which will house the administrative offices and indoor sawmill, has sat dormant since 1999 after the state government ordered the FleischBerg Brewery to cut back on its operations. Beginning in the early 2000s, this portion of the building became a home for homeless squatters, street gang members, teenage runaways, drug addicts, drunks and other locals who were collectively deemed to be "undesirables". Throughout the autumn of 2016, local law enforcement removed the illegal residents from the portion of the building and created fortifications so that they would be unable to get back inside. Eventually, over the course of the winter and spring, the portion of the building was renovated, with some sections being completely demolished, in order to prepare it for new operations.

The Panopticon Hill lumber mill was originally created in 1915, during the First World War, in order to give locals of Blueberry and Blueberry Acres employment which was an alternative to joining the military. After the United States joined the First World War circa 1917, the Panopticon Hill lumber mill's employees of 700 were drastically cut down to 300 as most of the men at the camp were drafted into all branches of the United States Armed Forces for service in Europe. For the remainder of the war, the lumber mill produced wood products which were used by the San Andreas Army National Guard in multiple capacities. After the war's end, the lumber mill saw steady and healthy growth up until the Great Depression. In 1931, the lumber mill was forced to close due to a complete and utter lack of funds, though the site itself was sporadically maintained over the years. The site was re-opened in 1943, during the Second World War, for the purpose of creating local jobs and once again contributing to the American war effort. The lumber mill operated for an additional 33 years until it was closed in 1976.

After the Panopticon Hill lumber mill closed down in 1976, which at the time was seen as a permanent closure, most of the 850 workers at the camp relocated to the sawmills and lumber hills located in Flint County. A minority of these workers, disgruntled and frustrated with the state government's cut backs on the deforestation industry, left San Andreas in its entirety and went to other states such as Oregon and Washington for more reliable work. The lumber mill has sat abandoned and derelict since its 1976 closure, 41 years ago. Just like with the closed portion of the FleischBerg Brewery's building, the lumber mill by the 1980s had become a haunt for outcasted locals who were branded by the populace as being "degenerates". From the early 1980s until around 2015, the site remained dilapidated until the state government demolished the remaining buildings in preparation for new facilities. From 2015 until 2017, the state government rebuilt the site and it is now considered to be a state of the art lumber mill.

Now, another chapter of Blueberry's logging history will begin with the re-starting of deforestation industry within the town and the nearby Census Designated Places of Blueberry Acres and the Panopticon. Locals from the area seem to be generally ecstatic about the new revitalization of industry, though residents of Flint County remain extremely angered. Unlike previous moves of deforestation workers, most of the former workers at the sawmills and lumber mills of Flint County seem to have completely given up on the state government; almost all of them have either gone into other industries or have left the state for Oregon and Washington once again in order to find work.
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And as a fading red iron-cross shaped tail light disappeared down a bombed out highway, the only sound louder than a tricked out Shovelhead skull bound for glory, was the rusty laughter of the devil himself. His work here was finally done.

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Re: Angel Pine Sawmill

Post by Ruskie » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:52 pm

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And as a fading red iron-cross shaped tail light disappeared down a bombed out highway, the only sound louder than a tricked out Shovelhead skull bound for glory, was the rusty laughter of the devil himself. His work here was finally done.

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Re: Angel Pine Sawmill

Post by .Linas » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:59 pm

Love it man, keep it up!

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Re: Angel Pine Sawmill

Post by an outlaw » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:03 pm

Perfect idea.
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Re: Angel Pine Sawmill

Post by bulldozer691 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:19 pm

Fucking good work guys! Keep it up!

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Post by Elizabeth_Crawford » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:26 pm

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Re: Angel Pine Sawmill

Post by gadler » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:31 pm

hot as ma faka
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Re: Angel Pine Sawmill

Post by Shoru » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:38 pm

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Re: Angel Pine Sawmill

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Something new!

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Re: Angel Pine Sawmill

Post by Doug Heffernan » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:30 pm

This looks very interesting, take it far!

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Re: Angel Pine Sawmill

Post by Ruskie » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:37 pm

Thank you. We hope to include as many people as possible, given the wide range of roleplay opportunities we provide. Jobs, furniture, deliveries, servicing industries, you can find'em all here :mrgreen:

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Re: Angel Pine Sawmill

Post by Fábián » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:36 pm

It's not the government who creates jobs, but the bikers.
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Re: Angel Pine Sawmill

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