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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-57
Corporate Name: Cook Bros. Mfg. Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Cook Bros. Mfg. Co. with Simon Henderson and S. G. Cook.
Location: Lufkin on Lots 7 to 10 on Block Number 21
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1899
End Year: 1904
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1899 to 1904
Town: Lufkin
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1527 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam and gasoline
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: Band saw and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. B. Cook bought the location in 1899 from H. D. Weaver. According to the records of the Angelina County Lumber Company, Cook Bros. Mfg. Co. had a planing mill at Lufkin in 1904. Simon W. Henderson was president and S. G. Cook vice-president, which suggests that Henderson had invested money in the firm.
Research Date: MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson