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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
Other
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
Produced:
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