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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-35
Corporate Name: A. S. Rogers
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. S. Rogers
Location: Lone Star (Skintight)
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1884
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1884
Town: Lone Star (Skintight)
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Railway and express at Rusk
Historicial Development: A. S. Rogers was listed as having a sawmill in 1884 at Lone Star in a railroad directory. Lone Star was fourteen miles from the railway at Rusk. According to Webb, Lone Star was founded before the Civil War. First known as Skin Tight, after the economic practices of one of the local businessmen, the community name was changed in 1883 when a post office was established. The town's demise began with its successor in the area, the new town of Ponta on the line of the Texas & New Orleans. The area supposedly had a sawmill before 1860. Today, it would be located three miles east on FM 235 from Lake Striker.
Research Date: JKG 9-23-93, MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson