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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-9
Corporate Name: B. A. Eastham
Local Name:
Owner Name: B. A. Eastham
Location: Kelly's Switch near Barado
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1908
Town: Kelly'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
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: B. A. Eastham had a sawmill plant at Kelly's Switch in 1908. He earlier owned a sawmill north of Huntsville, which he sold to J. R. Morrow in 1905. On February 4, 1908, he sold all the lumber on his yard to Gibbs Bros National Bank for an unknown sum. Eastham was authorized to ship six cars weekly to Bernard Braun's Montgomery County Lumber Company and collect his money.
Research Date: MCJ 03-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson