Dickson Planing Mill Company
—A.H.Leathers Manufacturing Company —It is believed that this steam engine began its life of use in Dickson County here on this property by The Cowan Lumber Company. The company was established in June of 1923 and built many residential and commercial buildings (Dickson's War Memorial Building, etc.) This property was later sold to the Dickson Planing Mill Company. They also made use of the engine and it along with all the building, stock of materials and land was sold at public auction to the A. H. Leathers Manufacturing Company on August 15, 1934. 'Leathers' resumed operations at this location after their original Dickson location burned on July 4, 1934. The 'leathers' company began in 1879 and moved to Dickson from Pennsylvania in 1898 and located between College Street and the railroad tracks near where the Old Dickson Normal College stood. The mill had employed many people over the years and made such items as baseball bats, tool handles for picks, axes, etc., and hardwood flooring. Mr. A. H. Leathers, founder, died 1932 and his children owned the company until 1955 when Harry R. Leathers, Jr. purchased the entire business. This property was purchased by the Tennsco Corporation in 1998 and the decaying buildings of a large portion of Dickson's early history were demolished and the preservation of this engine began.
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at 11:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 465169 N 3991931|
|Decimal Degrees||36.07135000, -87.38680000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 4.281', W 87° 23.208'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 4' 16.86" N, 87° 23' 12.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||615, 931|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 118 Wade Ave, Dickson TN 37055, US|
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