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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-38
Corporate Name: Chadwick & Killian
Local Name:
Owner Name: Chadwick & Killian. W. R. Whittles.
Location: Center
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1944
End Year: 1944
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1944
Town: Center
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: Unknown
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: Corley sawmill and French edger
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Chadwick & Killian bought from W. R. Whittles, for $5,000, a Corley sawmill, a French edger, a 1937 Chevrolet truck, six mules and log wagons, located four and one half miles northwest of Bland Lake, San Augustine County, probably near Patroon Creek. This may be the beginning of the J. D. Chadwick Lumber Company of Center mentioned in a 1957 directory.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson