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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-230
Corporate Name: Stewart P. Luggett
Local Name:
Owner Name: Stewart P. Luggett
Location: A few miles south of Joaquin on 139 in Ashton Community
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1940
End Year: 1949
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1940s
Town: Ashton Community on 139
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: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 15000: 1940
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to the History of Shelby County, Stewart P. Luggett operated a general store for forty years a few miles south of Joaquin on 139 in the area of Ashton Community. He ran a sawmill there during the 1940s that had a cutting capacity of 15,000 feet daily.
Research Date: MCJ 03-02-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson