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