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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-100
Corporate Name: S. A. Cooke
Local Name:
Owner Name: S. A. Cooke
Location: Elysian Fields
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 15 years
Start Year: 1884
End Year: 1898
Decades: 1880-1889,1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1884 to 1898
Town: Elysian Fields
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Railway and express at Waskom
Historicial Development: The S. A. Cooke sawmill was listed in an 1884 railroad directory. He earlier had moved his sawmill to Elysian fields from Panola County. By 1898, he had brought his son S. A. Cooke, Jr., into the business as a partner. That year, Cooke & Cooke mortgaged for $1,250 their sawmill, boiler, two trucks, a log wagon, an edger, and two saws.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson