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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-6
Corporate Name: A. M. Rhyne Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. M. Rhyne Lumber Company. A. M. Rhyne and Bill Bolding.
Location: Avinger, on Depot Street west of the East Line & Red River tracks
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 54 years
Start Year: 1875
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889,1890-1899,1900-1909,1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: About 1875 to later than 1928
Town: Avinger
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 304 in 1905; 1,600 in 1928; 519 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 25000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 25,000 feet daily in 1928
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill with edgers and trimmers, and a planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Missouri, Kansas, & Texas
Historicial Development: A. M. Rhyne and Bill Bolding had a lumber mill operation in Avinger for almost fifty years. It was located on Depot Street west of the tracks of the East Line & Red River, later the Sherman, Southern & Shreveport, later the Missouri-Kansas-Texas. East Line & Red River built through Avinger in 1877, which places the beginning of the mill no earlier than 1875. It was listed in the Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills in 1928. A. M. Rhyne had a planing operation at Avinger, which he sold to Whitworth Bros. (See Whitworth Bros.) Rhyne and Bolding also had a lumber mill, known as the old Douglas Mill, in Marion County, at the turn of the century. W. H. Bolding's sawmill at Avinger appeared in the 1905 and 1907 editions of the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association.
Research Date: MCJ 04-02-96
Prepared By: M Johnson