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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-101
Corporate Name: Cushing Lumber Company
Local Name: Wallace Mills
Owner Name: Cushing Lumber Company. J. H. Summers, Thomas H Summers & E. J. Summers. Tom Wallace.
Location: Four miles south of Trawick
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: Before 1907
Town: Trawick
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 1827 in 1906
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Steam engine and boiler.
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: Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: Tom Wallace, as Cushing Lumber Company, operated a sawmill known as “Wallace Mills” located about four miles from Trawick. On May 20, 1907, Wallace contracted to sell his cut to J. H. Summers and Son. The following month Wallace sold his operation to J. H. Summers & Sons. It is possible that Summers and Sons, as the Cushing Lumber Company, moved the plant to Trawick, for it is noted later as operating at that site. The property, besides the sawmill, included some tenant housing and logging equipment.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson