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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-336
Corporate Name: Rusk State Hospital, State of Texas
Local Name:
Owner Name: Rusk State Hospital, State of Texas
Location: Rusk
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1917
End Year: 1917
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1917
Town: Rusk
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, mattresses, cans, vegetables, dairy products, chickens, pork, and beef
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Steam
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, mattress factory, canning factory, vegetable garden, dairy farm, chicken farm, hog farm, and ranch.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: The Rusk State Hospital, State of Texas, in 1917, had a thriving concern going. It included a sawmill, mattress factory, canning factory, vegetable garden, dairy farm, chicken farm, hog farm, and ranch. Inmate labor ran the operation.
Research Date: MCJ 01-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson