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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-291
Corporate Name: Penitentiary Commission, State of Texas
Local Name:
Owner Name: Penitentiary Commission, State of Texas
Location: Rusk
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1911
End Year: 1911
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1911
Town: Rusk
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Furniture
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: Furniture factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Penitentiary Commission, State of Texas, operated a furniture factory at Rusk in 1911. It was destroyed by fire that year with all the machinery and supplies.
Research Date: MCJ 01-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson