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Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 188
Corporate Name: Morrill Orchard Company and Brunswick Lumber Company
Folk Name:
Incorporated:
Ownership: Morrill Orchard Company and Brunswick Lumber Company
Years of Operation: 1906 to 1910
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length: Six miles
Locations Served: Morrill Cherokee
Counties of Operation: Cherokee
Line Connections:
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
Equipment:
History: Local historical memory or tradition has little about this mill . According to H. C. Polk, Jr., his father worked at the mill located at “the Morrill Orchard” shoeing horses for the outfit. The tram operations involved more than six miles of tracks and a crate and basket factory in order to ship its goods over the St Louis Southwestern. W. T. Block wrote that “The old Fairres Farm on present-day Highway 21, where once penitentiary convicts worked as contract laborers, eventually became the huge Morrill Orchard Company in 1903, and along with Brunswick Lumber Company, had its rail head located at Brunswick Switch.”