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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-370
Corporate Name: Texas Basket Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Texas Basket Company , Newton-Shank Manufacturing, Slover- Newton Manufacturing Company
Location: Jacksonville
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 97 years
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1996
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919,1920-1929,1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969,1970-1979,1980-1989,1990-1999
Period of Operation: 1900 to 1996
Town: Jacksonville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1,568 in 1905; 6000 in 1928; 6748 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Boxes and crates
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: Box and crate factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern, Texas & New Orleans (Southern Pacific), St Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: The Slover- Newton Manufacturing Company began building crates and boxes at Jacksonville about 1900. It later became, first, the Newton-Shank Manufacturing company, and, later, the Texas Basket Company.
Research Date: MCJ 01-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson