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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-367
Corporate Name: T. W. Brozetter
Local Name:
Owner Name: F. J. Ward. T. W. Brozetter. C. M. Burke and E. Burke
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1899
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1899 to early 1900s
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles
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: Shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: In 1899, C. M. Burke and E. Burke either sold or mortgaged with J. D. Sitliff for $802 six oxen, one log wagon, a 25-horsepower boiler, a 9-inch by 12-inch steam engine, a shingle machine, two 30-inch shingle saws, a rip saw, a cutoff saw, a cotton gin and presses. C. M. Burke operated a shingle mill in 1900, probably just north of the Cherokee County line in Angelina County. He sold the entire output of a nearby sawmill to Arkansas Lumber company in June, 1900, for $6,115 to Arkansas Lumber Company and contracted to provide his shingle cut to Arkansas Lumber for the next twelve months. That sawmill may have belonged to T. W. Brozetter, for in 1900 Brozetter sold such a mill to F. J. Ward for $1,962. The equipment included a 12-inch by 16-inch, 40-horsepower steam engine, a 44-inch by 14-foot boiler, a sawmill with a circular saw, a 24-foot carriage, two blocks, a Kelly duplex feed mill, a planer mater with a single surfacer, a log wagon, nine oxen, a 3-saw edger, and a #2 sawmill carriage. Burke sold for $390 his Mich. shingle machine for $390 to T. W. Brozetter.
Research Date: MCJ 01-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson