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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-92
Corporate Name: C. R. Gulledge logging operation at Wells
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. R. Gulledge logging operation
Location: Logged in the vicinity of Wells
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1967
End Year: 1967
Decades: 1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1967
Town: Wells
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Sawlogs and sawtimber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Gasoline and diesel vehicles
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: Logging equipment. Model 440 Log Hog, Model 400 Log Hog, D-4 Caterpillar tractor, a Ford 500 tractor, a Chevrolet truck with a tandem trailer, a Ford truck with a tandem trailer, and one log loader mounted on a Ford truck
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: C. R. Gulledge and his logging operation were highlighted in Southern Lumberman. Gulledge employed a crew of four, three skidder operators and one tong hooker. See above for Type of Equipment. Gulledge noted that his two skidders, without their operators having to leave their seats, could hook, skid, and unhook the logs. The two skidders could do more work than three farm-like tractors and had increased daily truckloads in number from six to eight. The operation could harvest 25,000 board feet daily.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson