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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JA-38
Corporate Name: C. E. Slade Logging Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Contracts with Miller-Link Lumber Company. C. E. Slade Logging Company.
Location: Quigley and Myrtle Springs
County: Jasper
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1909
Town: Quigley and Myrtle Springs
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 150
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Sawtimber and sawlogs
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: Twenty-four logging cars daily of sawtimber
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Logging Camp, tie camp,
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Orange & Northwestern Railroad tram
Historicial Development: The American Lumberman noted on January 28, 1905, that C. E. Slade had operated tie camps along the Orange & Northwestern for several years. He was building a two-mile long tram road to harvest almost 24,000,000 feet of standing timber near his camp at Myrtle Springs. Established by C. E. Slade in 1905, this camp was supplying twenty-four carloads of lumber to the Miller-Link Lumber Company's mill at Orange. C. E. Slade must have been working primarily with wooden tram roads and animals in Jasper County. The 1908 tax assessor's roll revealed one mile of tram road, worth $1,000, and $500 worth of “Proportionate Amount of Rolling Stock in the County.” Another tax roll for that year in Jasper County revealed that he had thirty-five horses or mules, and seven wagons rendered for taxation. In 1909, the camp closed and was transferred to Bunker Hill, Jasper.
Research Date: MCJ 01-07-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson