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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-70
Corporate Name: Bill Sessions
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bills Sessions. Brother of Homer Sessions.
Location: Rusk
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1936
End Year: 1936
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: About 1936
Town: Rusk
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: A gasoline UD-21 engine
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: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Bill Sessions operated a sawmill near Forest from 1910 to about 1925. By 1936, he was operating a diesel-powered sawmill at Rusk. Grady Felder worked at the Sessions' Rusk mill that year for $1.25 per day in logging operations as a fifteen year-old boy.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson