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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HE-6
Corporate Name: Cade Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Cade Lumber Company. Cade Brothers. A. J. Cade, S. I. Cade, and E. R. Cade.
Location: Chandler
County: Henderson
Years in Operation: 51 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919,1920-1929,1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1907 to 1957
Town: Chandler
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 341 in 1906; 1,500 in 1928; 630 in 1934.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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: St. Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: Cade Brothers operated sawmills in East Texas from 1900 on. By 1907, they had established a company at Chandler that would last for at least fifty years. In 1907, Cade Brothers owned the sawmill in Chandler as well as a mill at La Salle (Rye) in Liberty County, which they were moving from Cushing. The Chandler mill is listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907. Cade Bros were listed at Chandler in the Southern Lumberman. Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills edition of 1928 and the The Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934. According to Nelson T. Samson's list of East Texas sawmills in 1957, Cade Lumber Company at Chandler operated a sawmill.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson