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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-99
Corporate Name: Charles J. Roark
Local Name:
Owner Name: Charles J. Roark. W. J. Roark.
Location: Six miles east of Alto
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1949
End Year: 1949
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1949
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
Other
Power Source: Gasoline
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: W. J. Roark sold to Charles L. Roark his sawmill, a gas engine, and 8,000 feet of lumber, located six miles east of Rusk.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M Johnson