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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-219
Corporate Name: James Day
Local Name:
Owner Name: James Day
Location: On old Rusk-Palestine road
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1840
End Year: 1840
Decades: 1840-1849
Period of Operation: 1840s
Town: Rusk-Palestine road
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
Other
Power Source: Steam
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: Sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: James Day operated a sawmill on the old Rusk-Palestine road in the 1840s. This may have been the forerunner to the Avery & Day sawmill enumerated in the 1850 Census.
Research Date: MCJ 01-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson