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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-108
Corporate Name: E. L. Ruark
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. L. Ruark
Location: Lockland
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1903
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1903
Town: Lockland
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 & New Orleans
Historicial Development: E. L. Ruark operated a part-time sawmill at Lockland in 1903. A newspaper report noted that Ruark, “of Mt. Enterprise, was in the city [Nacogdoches] yesterday. He came to lay in a supply of forage for his mill and says he has laid by crops and intends to saw lumber for a month or two. There is something doing all the time about his place.”
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson