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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-83
Corporate Name: C. B. Ricks
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. B. Ricks. Neely & Copeland. Neely & Copeland & Lester.
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1911
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1907 to 1911
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 10-inch by 12-inch steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The sawmill firm of Neely & Copeland & Lester were operating in Cherokee County in the early 1900s. They mortgaged on July 6, 1907, to Dilley & Son for $400 a 10-inch by 12-inch steam engine, a cutoff saw, and an edger. The county records note that Neely & Copeland had a sawmill in Cherokee County in 1909, for they mortgaged on May 24, 1909, to W Connally Company for $215, pledging a 20-foot trimmer. Neely sold C. B. Ricks a complete sawmill in 1911.
Research Date: MCJ 1-25-96
Prepared By: M Johnson