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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-128
Corporate Name: Forest Reagan
Local Name:
Owner Name: Forest Reagan
Location: Five miles north of Alto
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 21 years
Start Year: 1940
End Year: 1960
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1940s until 1960s
Town: North of Alto
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and ties
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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Forest Reagan operated a circular sawmill plant in Cherokee County from the 1940s to the 1960s.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M Johnson