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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-24
Corporate Name: W. A. Parrott and Son
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. A. Parrot and Son
Location: Wells: Highway 69 an 6th Street
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: During the 1920s
Town: Wells
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: shortleaf pine
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: 20000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers, dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: W. A. Parrott & Son were operating a complete lumber manufacturing plant at Wells in 1928, with a commissary attached, and was cutting shortleaf pine at 20,000 board feet per day.
Research Date: JKG 10-13-93, MCJ 12-08-95
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson