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    The California forest industry as it exists today is the product of dramatic post-World War II changes. Before World War II, the industry consisted almost entirely of sawmills, depending primarily upon redwood and pines for their raw material supply. Responding to the post-War building boom and local population growth, the sawmill industry increased rapidly—from 450 to almost 1,000 mills during 1945-48.

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    Citation

    Howard, James O. 1972. California forest industry wood consumption and characteristics, 1972. Res. Bull. PNW-RB-052. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 97 p

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