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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-255
Corporate Name: W. B. Renn
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. B. Renn. T. J. Reed and K. B. Alford
Location: Bennette, Old Security, ten miles east of Waukegan
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1912
End Year: 1912
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1912
Town: Bennette addition of Old Security
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam engine and boilers
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: 52-inch circular sawmill, cutoff saw, a blacksmith shop
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: W. B. Renn bought the circular sawmill of T. J. Reed and K. B. Alford in April, 1912. The mill was located on Lots 20 to 24 of the Bennette addition in Old Security.
Research Date: MCJ 03-21-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson