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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-196
Corporate Name: J. K. and J. L. Blankenship
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. K. and J. L. Blankenship . J. T. Wiggins, Jr., and C. E. McDonald.
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1897
End Year: 1899
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1897 to 1899
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam boiler and engine
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: Sawmill, engine, a boiler, and carriage
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. K. and J. L. Blankenship for $425, in 1897, bought a sawmill, engine, boiler, and sawmill carriage from J. T. Wiggins, Jr., and C. E. McDonald. J. K. and J. L. Blankenship J. K. and J. L. The Blankenships mortgaged with Tyler Machine Company in 1899, pledging a 24-inch surfacer-planer-matcher, a 14-inch by 20-inch engine, a 56-inch by 22-foot boiler, a #2 sawmill with a 24-foot carriage, two head blocks, a 60-inch circular saw, and 70-feet of belting.
Research Date: MCJ 01-26-96
Prepared By: M Johnson