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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
Other
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
Produced:
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