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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-14
Corporate Name: Geo R. Caton Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Geo R. Caton Lumber Company
Location: Avinger, southwestern Cass County, northwest of Marshall, Harrison County
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1940
End Year: 1946
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1940 to 1946
Town: Avinger
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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
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: Geo R. Caton began his manufacturing career at Avinger in 1940, according to The Jacksonville Journal. He leased a plant at Wells, in Cherokee County, in 1946.
Research Date: MCJ 04-02-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson