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My American chestnut family's wood was used to build cabins, barns, fine furniture, musical instruments, fence posts, telegraph and telephone poles, ship masts, barrels and railroad ties.

OUR wood would outlast almost all oaks and other hardwoods. Yet we are lighter. And did you know that two thirds of all the tannic acid produced in the United States was from the chestnut wood and bark? Tannic acid was used to soften or tan leather and to dye silk.

Railroad ties from 1907 made of American chestnut wood.