A Equipment exibit at the Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Exhibition

Discover Louisiana’s cypress lumber industry of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Patterson was the industry’s heart, with the largest cypress sawmill in the world at the F.B. Williams Cypress Company. Photographs and tools—including an 1890 passe-partout, or crosscut saw—tell the story of this major historical enterprise.