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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-17
Corporate Name: Brooks & Chinski
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. P. Brooks and I. Y. Chinski
Location: On 300 acres of the Brighton headright
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1879
Decades: 1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1879
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cotton
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: Research by W. T. Block has located the R. P. Brooks and I. Y. Chinski sawmill on three hundred acres of the Brighton headright in 1879 in Walker County. Brooks gave Chinski an undivided one-half interest in the sawmill, cotton press, and a carry log.
Research Date: MCJ 03-30-96
Prepared By: M Johnson