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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-79
Corporate Name: Butler Brothers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Pickett T. Butler and Louis Butler
Location: Rusk
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1898
End Year: 1898
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1898
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: 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: Picket T. Butler and Louis Brother ran a sawmill at Rusk at the turn of the century. In 1898, Louis Butler bought a steam engine and boiler for $500 from McDonald & Butler. At first a sawmill only, this operation later became a crate factory, which Picket Butler ran. Picket Butler also operated a sawmill at Craft in 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M Johnson