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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-7
Corporate Name: Fisher Brothers Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Fisher Brothers Lumber Company. H. Y. and C. W. Fisher.
Location: Alto: intersection of Fisher and Mill roads
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1893
End Year: 1893
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1893
Town: Alto
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: 30000: 1893
Capacity Comments: 30,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: The Fisher Brothers Lumber Company at Alto mill is mentioned in the Galveston Weekly News, April 13, 1893. In 1894, the Fishers mortgaged for $400 to Dilley a 54-inch by 16-foot boiler, revealing the mill had a large base for steam power.
Research Date: JKG 8-4-93, MCJ 12-08-95
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson