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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JA-37
Corporate Name: Bunker Hill logging camp of Miller-Vidor
Local Name:
Owner Name: Affiliated with Miller-Link Lumber Company
Location: Bunker Hill
County: Jasper
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1909
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: Early 1900s
Town: Bunker Hill
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: About 150
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Sawlogs and sawtimber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam machinery, mules, oxen
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: Log loaders and skidders
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Orange and Northwestern Railroad tram
Historicial Development: Logging camp transferred from Quigley to Bunker Hill, Jasper County, 30 miles north of Orange, in 1909. Company used steam-powered log loaders and skidders. Tram spurs jutted from both sides of the railroad into the logging fronts. The loggers and their families comprised about 150 people.
Research Date: MCJ 01-07-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson