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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-43
Corporate Name: A. J. Cariker
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. J. Cariker
Location: Buckshot Road and Crostley creek, south of Douglass and west of 225
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: West of Nacogdoches and south of Douglass
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine lumber and hardwoods; timbers
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: 35000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 35,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: In 1928, circular sawmill, planing mill with edgers and trimmers and dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southern Pacific
Historicial Development: A. J. Cariker appeared in the 1928 edition of Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mill at Cushing. Cariker owned and directed the operations of a dozen mills in Nacogdoches County at this time. A standard pattern, only excepted by the regular Cariker mill at Nacogdoches, was to lease standing timber from the owners, contract to erect a sawmill and cut the timber within a specific period of time. This sawmill, located in the western part of the county at Buckshot Road and Crostley creek, south of Douglas and west of Highway 225, was a typical example of Cariker's sawmilling philosophy.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson