Living around this mill was really rough, a condition Hardtner set about to remedy by moving the living quarters a mile to the north. The peace and quiet combined with the beauty of the towering pine trees of the new site was a welcome relief. Because of the atmosphere, the name Urania, which means heavenly, was selected by Hardtner for his new home site.
Founded in 1898, Urania evolved from a small sawmill of a few hundred feet daily production to one of the nation's largest sawmill operations, sending its products to all parts of the world.
Henry E. Hardtner conceived and practiced a program of reforestation. His experiments with forestry, along with improved logging methods and cutting practices began early in the 1900's and their real value in forest conservation's was recognized 35 to 40 years later. Urania has been the laboratory for hundreds of forestry experiments that has been of great value to the timber and lumber industry of the nation.
Our Mayor & Town Council consist of 6 members:
BELOW YOU CAN REACH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, THE PARK AND THE REC HALL PAGE:
Urania Volunteer Fire Department
Fun Stuff to do in our Town
URANIA REC HALL
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