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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-17
Corporate Name: Connor Campbell Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Connor Campbell Lumber Company. B. F. Campbell, proprietor.
Location: Winnsboro
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 50 years
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919,1920-1929,1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1929 to 1957
Town: Winnsboro
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 5,000 in 1928; 1905 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 1928: shortleaf yellow pine.
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: 1928: 30,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, edgers, trimmers.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Missouri, Kansas, & Texas (later Louisiana and Arkansas)
Historicial Development: The Southern Lumberman in November 1908 noted that Connor Campbell Lumber Company, with J. L. Connor and others, incorporated the Connor Campbell Lumber Company with a stock capital of $10,000. Its first plant may have been at Lasater in Marion County. Connor Campbell Lumber Company began manufacturing lumber at Winnsboro no later than the late 1920s and survived the Great Depression, although the community population fell more than sixty percent in six years. It was still cutting lumber in 1957.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson