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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-20
Corporate Name: Charles C. Coppedge
Local Name:
Owner Name: Charles C. Coppedge
Location: Box 23, Ore City
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 15 years
Start Year: 1943
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1943 to 1957
Town: Ore City
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood 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: Charles C. Coppedge sawmill at Ore City appeared in the 1957 edition of Nelson T. Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 reported that Coppedge's plant opened in 1943. He employed more than twenty-five workers in manufacturing pine and hardwood lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson