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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-10
Corporate Name: C. R. Cummings Export Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. R. Cummings Export Company
Location: “Saline Bayou”
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1909
Town: “Saline Bayou”
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood 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: Southern Industrial and Lumber Review gave no daily cut for 1906
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Very little is known about The C. R. Cummings Export Company mill at Saline Bayou.. W. T. Block theorizes this may have been a mill that had brief references in the Liberty Vindicator and the Southern Lumber and Industrial Review.
Research Date: MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson