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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-21
Corporate Name: C. A. Lewis
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. A. Lewis
Location: Clark's Switch
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1909
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1909
Town: Clark's Switch
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
Other
Power Source: 10-inch by 12-inch steam engine
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: #2 Curtis sawmill, circular saws, sawdust chain, a gummer, a boss dog, two buggies, a 45-horsepower boiler, a 10-inch by 12-inch steam engine, a carriage and set works, a 3-saw edger, and nine lumber dollies.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: C. A. Lewis, before sawmilling, began gathering equipment in 1909. In September he mortgaged to Jordan-Sanders for $504 an engine, three circular saws, sawdust chain, a gummer, a boss dog, two buggies, a carriage, and a sawmill complete. In November, Lewis mortgaged to L. F. Owens a 45-horsepower boiler, a 10-inch by 12-inch steam engine, five circular saws, a carriage and set works, a 3-saw edger, nine lumber dollies, and #2 Curtis sawmill. This operation may have been earlier the Lewis & Ashford outfit of 1907. Jordan-Sanders was operating at Clark's Switch, five or six miles south of Center, at that time.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson