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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-124
Corporate Name: Elmer Cowan
Local Name:
Owner Name: Elmer Cowan
Location: Summerfield, now New Summerfield
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1910
End Year: 1920
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1910s to 1920s
Town: Summerfield, now New Summerfield
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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: Shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: Elmer Cowan operated a shingle mill in Summerfield during the decade from 1910 to 1920.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson