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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-372
Corporate Name: Texas Oak Flooring Company, Inc.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Texas Oak Flooring Company, Inc. with Tom Johnson
Location: Rusk
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1956
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1956 to 1958
Town: Rusk
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 6,598 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and flooring products
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Probably 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Texas Oak Flooring Company may be the Texas Oak that appeared on a list of creditors of the Clay Lumber Company in 1931. This may be a company operating a sawmill and obtaining timber from a logging operation during the Great Depression. In the 1950s, the company appeared in lumber and manufacturer directories with a plant at Rusk. Tom Johnson was the president and the work force included more than fifty employees. Oak flooring was the company's primary product.
Research Date: MCJ 01-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson