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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-66
Corporate Name: J. B. Burns
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. B. Burns. J. A. Parrish.
Location: Two miles southeast of Woods Post Office near Shelby County line
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: Southeast of Woods Post Office
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: 10-inch by 16-inch Henderson steam engine and a 52-inch by 14-foot Henderson boiler
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: Possibly a circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. A. Parrish owned a sawmill about two miles southeast of Woods Post Office in Panola County. In July of 1906, he sold “our” sawmill to J. B. Burns for $1,700, $1,300 in cash and a $400 note to Craven Lumber Company, which had a note on the Parrish mill.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson