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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-82
Corporate Name: H. R. Sanford.
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. R. Sanford. S. H. Matthews. B F Bridges.
Location: Unknown
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1903 to 1909
Town: Unknown
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
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: Circular sawmill and probably a planing mill with a planer-matcher, knives or cutting heads, a moulder, a Tower trimmer, and a 36-inch bandsaw.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: A sawmill belonging to H. R. Bridges in Shelby County changed hands twice after 1900. Its location is uncertain. Bridges mortgaged to Hall & Brown in 1903 for $2,000 a double Mississippi planer-matcher, eight sets of knives or cutting heads, a moulder, a Tower trimmer, and a 36-inch bandsaw. Sometime later he sold to Matthews, who in turned sold to Sanford by 1909. Sanford & Martin purchased a shingle machine, boiler and engine from J. B. Cain's mill north of center, and mortgaged it with T. E. Jones for $1,200 in 1909.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson