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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-40
Corporate Name: Albert A. Atkinson
Local Name:
Owner Name: Albert A. Atkinson of Jacksonville
Location: East Commerce Street next to the Missouri Pacific tracks in Jacksonville
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: About 1900 to 1909
Town: Jacksonville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Missouri Pacific (International & Great Northern)
Historicial Development: According to the a local history, A. A. Atkinson had a planing mill in Jacksonville, located on East Commerce Street next to the Missouri Pacific tracks. A Sanford map of the time locates the mill at the southeast corner of of South Front and Caney roads, on the south side of the International & Great Northern railroad tracks. Power was provided by a 50-horsepower steam engine. Besides handling rough lumber for Cobb-Holman Lumber Company, Atkinson also could finish lumber from his mills at Ponta and Price's Switch.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M Johnson