Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-52
Corporate Name: L. A. Butler Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. A. Butler Company
Location: Winona
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1909
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1909 to 1915
Town: Winona
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 149 in 1906
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow pine and different types of hardwoods, cotton, cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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: 10000: 1915
Capacity Comments: 10,000 daily feet
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill, cotton gin, grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: L. A. Butler was selling land to another sawmill outfit in 1913, according to county records. A trade journal reported to be cutting 10,000 feet daily of yellow pine and hardwood lumber at Winona in 1915.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M Johnson