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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-112
Corporate Name: Pierce, Chamness & Smith
Local Name:
Owner Name: Joe R. Pierce, J. K. Chamness, and G. A. Smith
Location: Three miles northeast of Carthage
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1916
End Year: 1916
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1916
Town: Northeast of Carthage
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 956 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Joe R. Pierce, J. K. Chamness, and G. A. Smith owned a sawmill three miles northeast of Carthage. In order to work off a debt to the sawmill firm of J. H. English and S. A. Hawthorn at Carthage, Pierce, Chamness & Smith contracted in December, 1916, to sell their sawmill cut in excess of local trade to English & Hawthorn. By 1919, Pierce and Smith were in business with a sawmill about six miles north of Carthage.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson