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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-95
Corporate Name: Campbell and Brother
Local Name:
Owner Name: Campbell and Brother with J. C. and A. Wesley Campbell
Location: Alto
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1882
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1882 to 1884
Town: Alto
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
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 only
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: rail and express at Rusk
Historicial Development: A. Wesley Campbell and J. C. Campbell operated at Alto under the name of Campbell & Brother during the early 1880s. Two chattel mortgages reveal property that included a steam sawmill, an engine, a boiler, two gin stands, and a mill house. Wesley Campbell's sawmill at Alto appeared in an 1884 lumber directory.
Research Date: JKG 10-25-93, MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson