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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-50
Corporate Name: Cotton Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Cotton Lumber Company. W. H. and J. W. Wall. J. B. Cotton.
Location: Bronson
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1909
Town: Bronson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished, dressed lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 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 and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Cotton Lumber Company was taxed on product and boilers in 1906; it was not taxed thereafter. That same year it mortgaged for $850 with W. H. and J. W. Wall a complete sawmill, including an Ames boiler and engine, an edger, a log haul-up, a blacksmith shop, saw gummer, four lumber buggies, sheds, and dry kilns. The American Lumberman noted in 1908 that the company had been placed in the receivership of Emmett Jones.
Research Date: MCJ 04-10-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson