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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-313
Corporate Name: Red Thompson
Local Name:
Owner Name: Red Thompson
Location: Forest
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1950
End Year: 1960
Decades: 1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: About 1950 to 1960
Town: Forest
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and ties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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: Portable circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Red Thompson operated a portable circular sawmill plant in Cherokee County from the 1950s to the 1960s.
Research Date: MCJ 01-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson