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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-38
Corporate Name: G. N. Boles Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. N. Boles Lumber Company. Boles-Vaught-Langford Lumber Company.
Location: Mt. Enterprise
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 17 years
Start Year: 1942
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1942 to 1958
Town: Mt. Enterprise
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 504 in 1950.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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
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: The G. N. Boles Lumber Company had a sawmill at Mount Enterprise since 1942. The Gulf Coast Lumberman reported that it had been destroyed by fire in 1954. The uninsured loss was $12,000. The mill was probably rebuilt, for it appeared in the 1957 edition of Nelson T. Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 reports only the Boles-Vaught-Langford Lumber Company at Mt. Enterprise in 1957, with a beginning date of 1950.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson