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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-10
Corporate Name: Avinger Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Rhyne Simpson
Location: At or near Avinger
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1935
End Year: 1943
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1930s and 1940s
Town: Avinger
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 519 in 1934;1,600 in 1928; 519 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
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: 
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: Missouri, Kansas, & Texas
Historicial Development: Fred McKenzie wrote that the “Rhyne Simpson's sawmill burned in the early forties, . .”. Simpson operated under the name of the Avinger Lumber Company.
Research Date: MCJ 04-02-96
Prepared By: M Johnson