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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AN-53
Corporate Name: P. Bridges
Local Name:
Owner Name: P. Bridges
Location: Elkhart, eight miles south of Palestine
County: Anderson
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1920s and 1930s
Town: Elkhart, south of Palestine
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 210 in 1905, 2200 in 1928; 1018 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood and pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: P. Bridges at Elkhart was listed in both the The Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934 and the Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills for 1928.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson