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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: BO-5
Corporate Name: Alto Mill & Lumber Company
Local Name: Alto Mills
Owner Name: Alto Mill & Lumber Company
Location: Texarkana
County: Bowie
Years in Operation: 22 years
Start Year: 1926
End Year: 1947
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939,1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1926 to 1947
Town: Texarkana
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 35,000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Planed lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 25000: 1947
Capacity Comments: 25,000 feet daily on planing mill
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Resaw, planing mill, trimmers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Kansas City Southern, Missouri Pacific, Texas & Pacific, St Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: Alto Mill & Lumber Company operated a resawing and planing operation in Texarkana beginning in the 1920s. By 1947, it was known as Alto Mills and was located at 13th Street and the Kansas City Southern tracks It manufactured lumber and wood products.
Research Date: MCJ 03-07-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson