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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-7
Corporate Name: Anton Stomfel Stave Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Anton Stomfel Stave Mill
Location: Center
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1934
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1934
Town: Center
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 859 in 1905; 4000 in 1928; 2510 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Staves
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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: Stave mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Santa Fe
Historicial Development: Anton Stomfel was running a stave mill in Center in 1934. He sold to Massman Stave Company of New Orleans 81,794 42-inch oak staves in Shelby County. That same day, he sold another 89,040 oak barrel staves, located on the Santa Fe at San Augustine, to Massman Stave Company of New Orleans.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson