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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-36
Corporate Name: Cassity Lumber Company
Local Name: Cassity Brothers sawmill
Owner Name: R. V. Cassity. Cecil & Evelyn Cassity.
Location: On the A. D. Anderson place, ca. four and a half miles northeast of Carthage
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1948
End Year: 1948
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1948
Town: Northeast of Carthage
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Sawmill
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: 25-horsepower Buda engine and battery
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: Lumber
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Panola County records document that H. P. Danish sold a sawmill business to Cassity Lumber Company for $2,800 in January 1948. Equipment included the sawmill, feedworks, carriage, track, two-saw edger, a 52” saw, a mandrel, a twenty-five horsepower Buda engine and battery, two log wagons, and five horses and mules, plus other items. The equipment was located at the A. D. Anderson place, about four and a half miles northeast of Carthage. Cecil and Evelyn Cassity sold the sawmill firm to R. V. Cassity for $10.00 and other considerations.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson