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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-39
Corporate Name: Albert A. Atkinson
Local Name:
Owner Name: Albert A. Atkinson
Location: Ponta
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: About 1903 to 1905
Town: Ponta
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: Probably 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: Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: Albert A. Atkinson was a prominent lumber man from Jacksonville. He owned several mills in the county, one of them being in the new town of Ponta when the Texas & New Orleans built through in 1903. The company planer was located in Jacksonville.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M Johnson