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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-280
Corporate Name: Oscar H. Dawson
Local Name:
Owner Name: Oscar H. Dawson. J. W. Tyra. Tyra & Reese Lumber Company. Cherokee Sales Co with H. B. Reese.
Location: On 20 acres of the of Jose Pineda W-4 league, near Jacksonville
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1946
End Year: 1951
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1946 to 1951
Town: Near Jacksonville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Electric, diesel, possibly 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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: H. B. Reese, doing business as Cherokee Sales Company, sold to Tyra & Reese Lumber Company of Jacksonville on September 28, 1946, “planer, 6 elec motors saws blow pipe belting, one sawmill complete, 2 International PUs together with all timber logs & lumber.” In June of 1951, J. W. Tyra sold for $16,000 to Oscar H. Dawson his undivided interest in a sawmill and planing mill, located on twenty acres of the Jose Pineda W-4 league and an one-half interest in two vehicles.
Research Date: MCJ 01-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson