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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-174
Corporate Name: Isaac W. Fisher
Local Name:
Owner Name: Isaac W. Fisher
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Five-horsepower water wheel
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 30,000 feet of pine lumber and 1,200 bushels of cornmeal during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sash saw
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: During the census year ending June 1, 1870, Isaac W. Fisher ran a saw and grist mill in Cherokee County. He had materials of 200 logs (valued at $150) and 1,000 bushels of corn. The five-horsepower water-powered mill cut 30,000 feet of pine lumber (valued at $300) and produced 1200 bushels of corn meal (valued at $1350) in six months of operation.
Research Date: JKG 9-21-93, MCJ 01-26-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland