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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-22
Corporate Name: Henderson Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Henderson Lumber Company
Location: Rusk at Henderson and Main
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: During the 1920s
Town: Rusk
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf pine
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: 30000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 30,000 feet daily in 1928
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: The Henderson Lumber Company was listed in the Southern Lumberman's 1928 directory of sawmills under a Rusk heading. The mill was cutting 30,000 feet of shortleaf pine daily for its planing mill. The company also operated a commissary for its employees.
Research Date: JKG 12-8-93, MCJ 12-08-95
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson