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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-92
Corporate Name: Carter Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Carter Lumber Company with J. Press Carter
Location: Mahl, about two miles southeast of Caro, on the Texas & New Orleans
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Mahl
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: 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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas and New Orleans
Historicial Development: An advertisement in the Southern Industrial and Lumber Review on March 20, 1907 indicated a Carter Lumber Company mill at Mahl. Instead of running its own mill, Carter Lumber Company may have been contracting the sawmill cut of another plant in the area. Nonetheless, county deed records reveal that Carter was buying significant amounts of land south of Caro from 1904 to 1906.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson