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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-11
Corporate Name: Coats & Green
Local Name:
Owner Name: N. W. Coats and J. M. Green
Location: Mt. Enterprise: one-half mile south of Highway 84 on west side of Highway 259
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Mt. Enterprise
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown. It had a commissary.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Western red cedar, larch
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 20000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet in 1928
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: 1928: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers, planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Caro Northern Railway
Historicial Development: The firm of Coats & Green had a sawmill business and company town in Mt. Enterprise. In 1928, the company was listed a cutting daily 20,000 feet of western red cedar and larch. The plant included company housing, a commissary, the circular sawmill building, and a planing mill.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson