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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-33
Corporate Name: J. S. Curtis and L. A. Kayser
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. S. Curtis and L. A. Kayser. T. B. Butler and J. S. Curtis.
Location: Starrville, fifteen miles northeast of Starrville
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1911
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1907 to 1911
Town: Starrville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 122 in 1906
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, shingles
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: Sawmill, shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern at Winona
Historicial Development: Butler & Curtis were listed in a credit rating directory as having a sawmill at Starrville in 1907. T. B. Butler sold his share in the outfit to J. S. Curtis and L. A. Kayser in 1911. Curtis & Kayser intended to move the sawmill to a location on the Tyler and Jamestown road, about seven miles east of Tyler.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson