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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-43
Corporate Name: Alexander Hamilton & Peter Van Buren
Local Name:
Owner Name: Alexander Hamilton & Peter Van Buren
Location: Alto
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1895
End Year: 1895
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1895
Town: Alto
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 22 in 1906
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
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: 
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: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: Alexander Hamilton & Peter Van Buren were running a sawmill in Alto in 1895. A boiler explosion killed five and injured six persons that year.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M Johnson