Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-33
Corporate Name: David Odell
Local Name:
Owner Name: David Odell
Location: Avinger, southwestern Cass County, northwest of Marshall, Harrison County
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to about 1907
Town: Avinger
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 304 in 1905; 1,600 in 1928; 519 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles and 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 and shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Historicial Development: W. H. Griffs' sawmill appeared in the 1905 and 1907 editions of the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association.
Research Date: JKG 12-29-93, MCJ 04-03-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson