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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AN-80
Corporate Name: Acme Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Acme Lumber Company with a Captain Richardson
Location: Elkhart
County: Anderson
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1908
Town: Elkhart
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 261 in 1905; 1000 in 1928; 325 in 1934; 660 in 1946.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern in 1872
Historicial Development: The Southern Lumberman in June 1908 reported that the Acme Lumber Company of Capt. Richardson, of Houston, purchased two sawmills with standing timber, in Elkhart and Riverside, in June 1908.
Research Date: MCJ 04-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson