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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-27
Corporate Name: Esta Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Esta Lumber Company with F. G. Mixon.
Location: Dayton
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1950
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1950 to 1958
Town: Dayton
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Diesel
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 20,000 board feet per day
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: F. G. Mixon operated the Esta Lumber Company at Dayton. The company, named after Mixon's wife, was located on land leased from Peoples Lumber Company; since Mixon cut hardwood, no competition existed between the two companies. The Arkansas Oak Flooring Company was located next to Mixon's and bought nearly the entire cut.
Research Date: JKG 12-14-93, MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson