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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-175
Corporate Name: Walker and Bunt
Local Name:
Owner Name: Walker and Bunt
Location: Lafayette
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 22 years
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1921
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: About 1900 to 1921
Town: Lafayette
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
Other
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
Produced:
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: Wilton Bunt joined his brothers-in-law Bud Walker, Lige Walker, and Tom Walker forming a sawmill firm named Walker and Bunt about 1900. The milled in various places in Upshur County, including Coffeeville, Lafayette, and Indian Rock until 1921. Most of the timber had been exhausted by then. The firm followed the policy of “cut out and get out.”
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson