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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-59
Corporate Name: Odom Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Odom Lumber Company
Location: Winona: at Jones and the railroad tracks
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1930
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1928 to 1930
Town: Winona
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 149 in 1906; 1100 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine, and red, post, and white oak.
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: 20000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 20,000 daily feet in 1928
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edger, rip saw, resaw.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: The Odom Lumber Company, according to the Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills, published in 1928, had a sawmill at Winona. In 1930, the company was buying pine sawtimber from J. C. Preddy.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M Johnson