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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-107
Corporate Name: Dave Spears
Local Name:
Owner Name: Dave Spears
Location: Cold Springs, west of Alto
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1930
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1920s and 1930s
Town: West of Cold Springs
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: 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
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: Dave Spears ran a sawmill at Cold Springs, west of Alto in the 1920s and 1930s. He later ran a steam sawmill one mile east of Alto, south of Highway 21.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M Johnson