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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-70
Corporate Name: “The Burning Bush”
Local Name:
Owner Name: “The Burning Bush”
Location: On the border of the counties of Smith and Cherokee.
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1913
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1913 to 1915
Town: Bullard
Company Town: 1
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: Probably 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: This was a community sawmill owned by a separatist religious group that settled in the Bullard area in 1913. It was not listed in the 1915 Directory of American Sawmills.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson