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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-52
Corporate Name: Arthur Dickson Woodwork Shop
Local Name:
Owner Name: Arthur Dickson Woodwork Shop. Operated by Clint Trotter and Charlie Conner.
Location: Summerfield, now New Summerfield
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1900 to 1908
Town: Summerfield, now New Summerfield
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished wood products
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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, planing mill, blacksmith shop
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Arthur Dickson Woodwork Shop was one of the first speciality wood-working mills in Cherokee County. Operated by Clint Trotter and Charlie Conner, the shop and adjacent blacksmith shop produced special-order furniture, caskets, plow handles, and wagon repairs.
Research Date: JKG 9-23-93, MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson