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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-36
Corporate Name: Edens-Birch Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Edens-Birch Lumber Company
Location: Moscow
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1953
End Year: 1955
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1953 to no later than 1955
Town: Moscow
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished and dressed lumber.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam or diesel
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: Planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: On November 27, 1953, a fire ravaged the newly rebuilt Edens-Birch mill at Corrigan, destroying a pine planing mill, four storage sheds, the hardwood flooring plant, and two and a half million feet of lumber. Rough lumber was shipped to the Cleveland plant. The following April management announced the planer would be rebuilt. During this period, Edens-Birch was operating a temporary mill at Moscow, in Polk County, to keep up with orders while the new planing mill at Corrigan was being built.
Research Date: MCJ 02-26-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson