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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-33
Corporate Name: E. S. Morrow and Sons
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. S. Morrow and Sons (Otto E. and C. F. Morrow). Edgar Robbins & W. Cleve Robbins. W. J. Williams
Location: Barado, four miles northwest of Huntsville
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1917
End Year: 1921
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1917 to 1921
Town: Barado
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: 10.5-inch by 16-inch Penitentiary (Star State) steam engine and one 45-horsepower boiler
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 with carriage, edger, shafting, and log wagons
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: W. J. Williams operated a sawmill at Barado, about four miles northwest of Huntsville sometime before 1917. He sold the mill on February 19, 1917, to Edgar Robbins and W. C. Robbins, “that certain sawmill belonging to me on the Huntsville & Madisonville Road about 4 miles from Huntsville, consisting of 1 45HP boiler, one 10 1/2x16 Penitentiary (Star State) st engine, 1 sawmill carriage, 1 edger, shafting 2 4wheel log wagons” for $900 in cash and several mortgages. On September 2, 1921, the Robbins sold this mill to E. S. Morrow and Sons while, at the same time, buying the E. S. Morrow and Sons sawmill on Home H. Plaster land about ten miles west of Huntsville.
Research Date: MCJ 03-31-96
Prepared By: M Johnson