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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-88
Corporate Name: C. E. Jacques
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. E. Jacques. J. R. Burnett, Trustee. Possibly either the Fisher Bros mill at Alto or the Spinks mill near Wells.
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1894
End Year: 1896
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1894 to 1896
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 60-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 30000: 1896
Capacity Comments: Estimated at 30,000 feet of lumber daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. R. Burnett, as Trustee for a company in financial difficulty, sold the property to C. E. Jacques in 1894. The property included a 60-horsepower boiler, a 60-horsepower steam engine, a log handler, a log turner, a saw frame and carriage, a rope feed, a St Louis gang edger, shafting, a pump, a 50-horsepower boiler, a 25-steam engine, a Hoyt planer, a resaw, a 2-saw gang edger, and other equipment for a saw and planing mill. C. E. Jacques mortgaged, in March, 1896, a 60-horsepower boiler, a 40-horsepower Ames steam engine, a Curtis & Co #2 Giant sawmill, a sawdust carrier, a 3-saw gang edger, a log hoisting machine, a 50-inch circular saw, and a 55-inch circulars saw.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M Johnson