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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-217
Corporate Name: Jacksonville Crate & Basket Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Jacksonville Crate & Basket Company. M. P. Alexander
Location: Jacksonville
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1934
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1934
Town: Jacksonville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1,568 in 1905; 6000 in 1928; 6748 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Baskets and crates
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: Basket and crate factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern (Missouri & Pacific), Texas & New Orleans (Southern Pacific), St Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: Jacksonville Crate & Basket was operating a factory in Jacksonville in 1934. There was a Jacksonville Crate & Basket Company from the beginning of the century in Jacksonville. No documented record linking the two companies has been discovered.
Research Date: MCJ 01-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson