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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-68
Corporate Name: J. E. Sherrod
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. E. Sherrod. Headquarters, Shreveport, Louisiana.
Location: Bivins
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Bivins
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood and yellow pine laths, shingles, timbers, furniture and vehicle 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: 10000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 10,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers, resaw
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: J. E. Sherrod, with headquarters at Shreveport, Louisiana, was listed in 1928 at Bivins as milling 10,000 feet daily. The company provided a commissary for the workers.
Research Date: MCJ 04-03-96
Prepared By: M Johnson