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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-42
Corporate Name: Castle Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Castle Lumber Company
Location: Unknown
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 17 years
Start Year: 1950
End Year: 1966
Decades: 1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1950s and 1960s
Town: San Augustine
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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: In 1957, T. D. Castle bought from Commercial State Bank for a mortgage of $8,083.25 a complete sawmill in the city of San Augustine situated on the Chamber of Commerce property. Nelson T. Samson's directory in 1966 listed the sawmill as still active, cutting rough lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson