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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-69
Corporate Name: Bill Sessions
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bill Sessions. Brother of Homer Sessions.
Location: Forest or Wells
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 16 years
Start Year: 1910
End Year: 1925
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: About 1910 to about 1925
Town: Forest
Company Town: 1
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: 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 and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Bill Sessions operated a sawmill at Forest about 1910. In 1936, he was operating a diesel-powered sawmill at Rusk. H. Sides and G. Burke told interviewer Vernon L. Beasley that he remembered Bill Sessions's sawmill at Wells (Forest) had a commissary. G. Burke remembered that Sessions provided tenant housing.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson