Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-34
Corporate Name: Davis and Dave Tilson
Local Name:
Owner Name: Davis and Dave Tilson
Location: Cass, in northeastern part of the county
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 17 years
Start Year: 1894
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1894 to 1910
Town: Cass
Company Town: 2
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: 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: Kansas City Southern
Historicial Development: The community of Cass was established in northeastern Cass County in 1894 when the tracks of the Kansas City Southern were laid in the area. A sawmill firm, possibly that of Davis & Davis, established a plant there about that time. In 1900, the firm of Davis and Dave Tilson bought out Davis & Davis. The sawmill ran until 1910 and closed when the timber was cut out.
Research Date: MCJ 04-09-96
Prepared By: M Johnson