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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-59
Corporate Name: Bagley Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bagley Lumber Company. J. M. Bagley.
Location: Probably near Rusk
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1951
End Year: 1951
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1951
Town: Probably near Rusk
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 846 in 1907; 3859 in 1934.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
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: Unknown
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: One of the former owners of the Bagley operation, once the Rusk Lumber Company, which was eventually sold to Troy Holt in the latter 1940s, J. M. Bagley continued his sawmilling career in Cherokee County. In 1951, he sold equipment to the Bagley Lumber Company for $18,450. Property and equipment included, the sawmill with a diesel motor, all mill supplies, five log wagons, six mules, a 1937 log loader, tractors, a 1948 Studebaker truck, a 1944 Dodge truck, a 1947 Dodge truck, and a 1948 International truck.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M Johnson