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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-40
Corporate Name: Carson Fountain Lumber
Local Name:
Owner Name: Carson Fountain Lumber
Location: West of San Augustine and east of New Hope
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1930
End Year: 1930
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1930s
Town: West of San Augustine and east of New Hope
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Ties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Gasoline
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. Nichols told interviewer V. L. Beasley that he remembered that Carson Fountain operated a small sawmill at New Hope during the 1930s. J. McSwain believed the mill was west of San Augustine, about four miles east of New Hope.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson