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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-294
Corporate Name: Pierce Lumber & Tie Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Joe C. Pierce. Walker Brothers Lumber Company
Location: Alto
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 18 years
Start Year: 1970
End Year: 1987
Decades: 1970-1979,1980-1989
Period of Operation: 1970s to 1987
Town: Alto
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Studs, pallets, crossties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably 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 and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Walker Brothers Lumber Company, of Huntsville, Texas, had a stud mill at Alto during the 1970s. M. Cooper told Vernon Beasley that Walker Brothers sold the stud mill to Pierce some time during the 1970s. The operation was listed in the 1987 Forest Products Industries in Texas.
Research Date: MCJ 01-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson