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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-399
Corporate Name: W. S. Gilmore
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. S. Gilmore
Location: Possibly near Dialville in the Rusk area
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1912
End Year: 1913
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1912 to 1913
Town: Possibly in Dialville or Rusk area
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, veneer
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably 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: Sawmill, clipper, veneer machine
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: W. S. Gilmore on January 5, 1912, mortgaged to Dialville State Bank for $676 “1 sawmill complete, 10 oxen.” A mortgage to the bank the next year revealed that besides the sawmill and oxen Gilmore also owned a clipper and a veneer machine, indicating he was a basket maker. This reinforces the assumption that he was located in the Dialville area, a location noted for basket-making businesses.
Research Date: MCJ 01-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson