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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-117
Corporate Name: E. L. Wallace
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. L. Wallace and Doyle Wallace
Location: Rusk
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1955
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1955 to 1958
Town: Rusk
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 6,598 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood 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: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958, the Wallace Lumber Company at Rusk was directed by E. L. and Doyle Wallace. Established in 1955, the company employed about twenty workers to produce pine and hardwood lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson