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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-1
Corporate Name: A & E Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: A & E Lumber Company with Louis Alsobrooks
Location: Saratoga, ten miles south of Bragg with headquarters at Cleveland
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1953
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1953 to 1958
Town: Saratoga
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood board walks
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: A & E Lumber Company was listed in Nelson Samson's 1957 edition of the Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 reported that the company was a sole proprietorship founded by Louis Alsobrooks in 1953. He supervised less than twenty workers in the manufacture of hardwood board walks.
Research Date: MCJ 03-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson