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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-359
Corporate Name: T. D. Little Enterprises, Inc.
Local Name:
Owner Name: T. D. Little Enterprises, Inc.
Location: Alto
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1948
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1948 to 1957
Town: Alto
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Alto: 1,021 in 1950 Census
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pulpwood
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Electric, gas, 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: St Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 lists the T. D. Little Enterprises, Inc., at Alto in 1956. Established in 1948, Little's plant, with less than ten workers, was making pulp. It was not listed in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1960.
Research Date: MCJ 01-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson