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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NE-25
Corporate Name: Caney Creek Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Caney Creek Lumber Company
Location: Caney Creek, three miles northwest of Bonwier
County: Newton
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1953
End Year: 1953
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1953
Town: Caney Creek
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Probably steam.
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, planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Gulf Coast Lumberman reported in October 1953 that the Caney Creek Lumber Company at Caney Creek suffered a fire that destroyed the planing mill and one hundred thousand feet of lumber. Estimated losses were about $30,000 to $40,000. The fire did not reach the sawmill.
Research Date: JKG 12-15-93, MCJ 01-23-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson