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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-129
Corporate Name: W. A. Ash
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. A. Ash
Location: Unknown
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1887
End Year: 1887
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1887
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Possibly cornmeal and lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 15-horsepower steam engine
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: Steam Mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Panola County records reveal W. A. Ash mortgaged in 1887 his 15-horsepower steam engine and a boiler. This may have been a combination mill grinding cornmeal and sawing lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M Johnson