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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: BO-29
Corporate Name: E. A. Stewart Lumber Corporation
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. A. Stewart, president.
Location: Maud with Box 1777 at Texarkana
County: Bowie
Years in Operation: 14 years
Start Year: 1945
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1945 to 1958
Town: Maud
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 74 in 1906; 700 in 1928; 320 in 1934; 713 in 1950.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and timber products plus a sash, door and blind factory: lumber, hardwood floorings, furniture dimension stock, ties and car stock.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: E. A. Stewart, of Dallas, had extensive sawmilling in Arkansas and Texas sawmilling. Stewart operated mills in and north of Texarkana and Maud, and in the Texas counties of Houston, Anderson, Titus, Red River, Morris, and Bowie. Several of the Red River County mills were small, portable operations, thus they will be noted only here. Consolidating his holdings in 1946, Stewart established the E. A. Stewart Hardwood Lumber Company, with offices at Texarkana. In 1947, E. A. Stewart was milling lumber and making sash, doors, and blinds at Maud. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 reported that the E. A. Stewart Lumber Corporation opened at Maud in 1945. The company employed more than a 100 workers manufacturing lumber, hardwood floorings, furniture dimension stock, ties, and car stock.
Research Date: MCJ 03-07-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson