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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-29
Corporate Name: D. R. Coulter Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: D. R. Coulter Lumber Company
Location: Avinger
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1920s and 1930s
Town: Avinger
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 519 in 1934;1,600 in 1928; 519 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine, hardwood, cypress, specializing in shingles and furniture dimension stock.
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: 50000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 50,000 sawmill feet daily and 50,000 planing mill daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill and planing mill, with edgers, trimmers, dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Missouri, Kansas, & Texas
Historicial Development: Coulter was operating a sawmill and planing mill, with a commissary, at Avinger in 1928. He was listed also in the 1934 edition of the Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book of October 1934.
Research Date: MCJ 04-03-96
Prepared By: M Johnson