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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-17
Corporate Name: Aldridge Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Aldridge Lumber Company
Location: Brookeland
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Brookeland
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 144 in 1905; 800 in 1906
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Probably an administrative office for coordinating Aldridge Lumber Company operations.
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: Unknown
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf Coast & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: The Aldridge Lumber Company appeared in the January 1907 published records of the Lumbermen's Credit Association (LCA) as manufacturers and wholesale lumber dealers at Brookeland, Sabine County. This was an erroneous entry by the LCA, for no other historical records have confirmed its claim.
Research Date: JKG 12-8-93, MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson