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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-95
Corporate Name: A. A. Crawford Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. A. Crawford Lumber Company
Location: Three miles east of Carthage on Highway 64
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1935
End Year: 1936
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1935 and 1936
Town: East of Henderson
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 10000: 1935
Capacity Comments: About 10,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: A. A. Crawford owned and operated sawmills at Carthage and Huntsville during the 1920s. The city directory for Henderson in 1935/1936 listed the A. A. Crawford Lumber Company, a manufacturer of wholesale and retail lumber, at three miles on Carthage Highway 64.
Research Date: MCJ 03-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson