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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-67
Corporate Name: Bert Vann
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bert Vann
Location: Alto
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1947
End Year: 1947
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1943
Town: Alto
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 gasoline or diesel
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 12000: 1947
Capacity Comments: 12,000 to 15,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Portable sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Bert Vann owned and operated a portable sawmill, located at Alto, in Cherokee County, reported The Jacksonville Journal in 1947. Van employed twenty to thirty men.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson