Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-213
Corporate Name: J. W. Harrison
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. W. Harrison
Location: Wells
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1920
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1920s
Town: Wells
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 900 in 1928; 475 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwoods and pine lumber
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: J. W. Harrison was reported to be operating a lumber manufacturing business at Wells in 1928.
Research Date: JKG 10-13-93, MCJ 01-26-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland