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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-22
Corporate Name: C. A. Manning
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. A. Manning
Location: Center
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1915
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1915
Town: Center
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 859 in 1905; 4000 in 1928; 2510 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine. 70% yard board stock.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 15000: 1915
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf Coast & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: The C.A. Manning mill at Center appeared in a 1915 directory of sawmills as having a daily cutting capacity of 15,000. The longest length board stock the mill could produce was 32 feet. Manning lived at residence 94, Precinct 1, in 1910, and was enumerated as the foreman for the J. R. Schilling sawmill.
Research Date: JKG 10-15-93, MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson