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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-5
Corporate Name: Alma Lee Cline
Local Name:
Owner Name: Alma Lee Cline. William Cotton.
Location: Six miles south of Huntsville, one-half mile east of Sion
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 8 years
Start Year: 1919
End Year: 1926
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1919 to 1926
Town: South of Huntsville
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: Unknown
Historicial Development: Alma Lee Cline, son of Brazil D. Cline, bought a lumber yard and a first mill in 1919 from G. A. Wynne. The lien for $3,223 covered “all machinery, tool,wagons, teams known as the Barrett retail lumber yard in Huntsville, also a certain sawmill plant of William Cotton's land six miles south of Huntsville, located 1/2 mile east of Sion.” This mill burned in 1926. Lack of insurance prevented Cline from reentering the lumber-milling business until 1943. See Alma Lee Cline entry at on Cline Street.
Research Date: MCJ 03-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson