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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-385
Corporate Name: W. G. Harry
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. G. Harry
Location: Alto
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1901
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1901 to 1907
Town: Alto
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 576 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow pine lumber and shingles
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: Sawmill, shingle machine
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: W. G. Harry was a sawmiller and shingle maker in Alto after the turn of the century. According to Cherokee County records, he mortgaged with Chronister Lumber Company in the amount of $155 a 48”-inchcircular saw, three 3636-inch shingle saws, a shingle block, and one shingle mill. He was listed in the LCA 1907 edition as a manufacturer of yellow pine lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 01-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson