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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-58
Corporate Name: J. M. Wood
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. M. Wood
Location: Henderson
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1944
End Year: 1947
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1944 to at least 1947
Town: Henderson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed 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: 6000: 1947
Capacity Comments: In 1947, 6,000 feet daily on the sawmill and 10,000 feet on the planing mill
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. M. Wood, according to The Jacksonville Journal, operated a sawmill, ran 250 to 300 cattle, and had a tree farm at Henderson in 1947. He employed about fifteen men.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson