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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-44
Corporate Name: Fred Edwards
Local Name:
Owner Name: Fred Edwards
Location: Bloomburg
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 26 years
Start Year: 1934
End Year: 1959
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1934 to about 1959
Town: Bloomburg
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2,400 in 1928; 433 in 1928; 477 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Worked with cypress and hardwoods
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Kansas City Southern
Historicial Development: Fred Edwards was listed in the 1934 edition of Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934 as sawmilling at Bloomburg. He may have bought out the Price sawmill. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers, 1956-1958 lists the sawmill of Fred Edwards, Jr. Established as a sole proprietorship in 1945, the company under Edwards was producing lumber with more than twenty employees in 1956. The Fred Edwards sawmill evolved into the Edwards Lumber Company at Bloomburg in 1957. The company was not listed in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1960.
Research Date: MCJ 04-02-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson