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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JA-40
Corporate Name: Cavin Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Cavin Lumber Company
Location: Zeirath
County: Jasper
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1925
End Year: 1930
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: About 1925 to 1930
Town: Zeirath
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 150 in 1928
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: Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: According to the Handbook of Texas, citing Alice Gray Upchurch, the Cavin Lumber Company was operating a sawmill at Zeirath in Jasper County about 1925. The Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe built a station to serve the lumber company. Population reached 150 by 1928. When the timber was cut out, the sawmill closed.
Research Date: MCJ 01-07-96
Prepared By: M Johnson