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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-55
Corporate Name: J. A. Handley
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. A. Handley
Location: Hortense
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1907
Town: Hortense
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 346 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Manufacturer of lumber
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905 listed the Handley sawmill at Hortense as did its 1907 listing.
Research Date: MCJ 02-27-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson