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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-68
Corporate Name: Robert. W. Snelling
Local Name:
Owner Name: Robert. W. Snelling
Location: Olive or Sunset
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1884
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1884
Town: Olive or Sunset
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Railway and express at Olive
Historicial Development: R. W. Snelling owned a sawmill at Sunset, later Olive, in 1884. Olive, Sternenberg were operating their mill at Olive by then. The town is listed as Sunset in an 1884 railroad directory. Snelling would later operate a sawmill at Midline Switch in Montgomery County at the turn of the century.
Research Date: MCJ 03-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson