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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: OR-7
Corporate Name: C. A. Russell
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. A. Russell. S. R. Wilson.
Location: Nine miles west of Orange
County: Orange
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1899
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1899 to 1900
Town: West of Orange
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: Probably 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southern Pacific
Historicial Development: C. A. Russell purchased Wilson's sawmill west of Orange in November 1899, according to the American Lumberman. The journal noted the following July of 1900 that C. A. Russell's mill in Orange County was again operating after undergoing repairs.
Research Date: MCJ 04-15-96
Prepared By: M Johnson