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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-183
Corporate Name: Parker Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Parker Mill
Location: Tenaha
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1950
End Year: 1954
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: Early 1950s
Town: Tenaha
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Gasoline
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: Portable sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. McSwain told interviewer V. L. Beasley that he remembered that the Parker Mill, a small, outfit, worked in Tenaha during the early 1950s.
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson