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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-194
Corporate Name: R. E. Rawls
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. E. Rawls. A Gammill.
Location: Timpson
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1944
End Year: 1944
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1944
Town: Timpson
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: Ajax engine and a 60-horsepower electric motor
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, including a 4-inch by 15-inch planer, a cutoff saw, a trimmer, a saw, a boiler , five buggies, a 1941 Chevrolet truck
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: A. Gammill had a sawmill business in Timpson during the early 1940s. He sold it to R. E. Rawls in 1944. The property included a 4-inch by 15-inch planer, a cutoff saw, an Ajax engine, a 60-horsepower electric motor, a trimmer, a saw, a boiler, five buggies, a 1941 Chevrolet truck, for $1 and “other valuable considerations.”
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M Johnson