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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-305
Corporate Name: R. C. Earle
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. C. Earle
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1891
End Year: 1892
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1891 and 1892
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Crossties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
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: Tie mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: R. C. Earle was a crosstie producer along the tracks of the International & Great Northern in Cherokee County during the 1890s. In 1891, he sold “all cross ties of mine on right of way of IGN” to W. P. Devereaux for $102. In 1892, he sold 500 crossties.
Research Date: MCJ 01-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson