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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-37
Corporate Name: Caruthers Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Caruthers Lumber Company. See Keystone Mills Company, Keystone Lumber Company, or Arnolds and Perkins.
Location: Waukegan, between Youens and Timber, east of Conroe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1899
End Year: 1904
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1890s
Town: Waukegan
Company Town: 2
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 50000: 1904
Capacity Comments: 50,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe
Historicial Development: This mill is not the precursor to the Keystone Lumber Company (Keystone Mills Company) as reported in the Montgomery County History. W. T. Block believes that this mill identified as being owned by the Caruthers Lumber Company may never have existed. Keystone Mills bought a mill at Waukegan from Arnolds & Perkins in 1899, not Caruthers.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson