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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-108
Corporate Name: J. E. Stone Lumber Co
Local Name:
Owner Name: John Edward Stone and Clyde Stone
Location: Center
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 15 years
Start Year: 1914
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: After 1914 and before 1928
Town: Center
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 859 in 1905; 4000 in 1928; 2510 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine and hardwood lumber; furniture and vehicle dimension stock.
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: 30000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 30,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: 1928: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers, dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Coast & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: Originally J. E. Stone was in the cotton ginning business. When the boll weevil destroyed cotton business, Stone rebuilt the gin as sawmill, milling at Pine Hill, Carthage in at least 1928, Center, and then Nacogdoches. As of October 1943, J. E. Stone also operated a sawmill at San Augustine.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson