Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MA-51
Corporate Name: Louis Taylor
Local Name: Lodi Mill
Owner Name: Louis Taylor, administrator of J. L. Finley estate
Location: Lasater
County: Marion
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1893
End Year: 1893
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1893
Town: Lasater
Company Town: 1
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: Louisiana & Arkansas (Kansas City Southern)
Historicial Development: Marion County records reveal that J. L. Finley had a sawmill at or near Lasater when he died. In 1893, Louis Taylor, the Finley estate administrator, contracted with James L. Garrett to mill lumber at Lasater in return for supplies furnished by Garrett.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M Johnson