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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-73
Corporate Name: J. H. Morton
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. H. Morton
Location: Eight miles east of Carthage on Cook and Hill property
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1921
End Year: 1921
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1921
Town: East of Carthage
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: None
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: 12-inch by 14-inch Atlas steam engine and a 54-inch by 12-foot stationary 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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill with a twin-engine feed works, belts, pulleys, shafting, a No. 2 Maud carriage
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Panola County records note that J. H. Morton ran a sawmill operation at Marshall before he moved it to Panola County, about eight miles east of Carthage on Cook and Hill land. On March 9, 1921, Morton mortgaged his sawmill and property. He had been manufacturing lumber and ties on contract to the Kirby Lumber Company. His equipment included the sawmill with a twin-engine feed works, belts, pulleys, shafting, a No. 2 Maud carriage; a 12-inch by 14-inch Atlas steam engine; and a 54-inch by 12-foot stationary boiler.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson