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Robertson Stave Mill once prosperous business in Gallatin

by Wilbur Bush

The Robertson Stave Mill, a prosperous business operating in the 1960s, was located north of Gallatin. It was bringing from $4,000 to $5,000 into the county each week. Around 40 men were employed in the operation.

Two full-time timber buyers scoured the country and bought standing timber to keep the mill supplied. Ten crews of two or three men each cut and hauled the stave bolts. About

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