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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-8
Corporate Name: Arnold's Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Arnold's Sawmill
Location: Four miles southeast of Atlanta, just south of Beach Creek
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1910
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1910
Town: Atlanta
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1764 in 1906; 3400 in 1928; 4342 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: 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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas and Pacific
Historicial Development: Arnold's Sawmill appeared on the March 1910 edition of the United States Geological Survey map as being situated about four miles southeast of Atlanta, just south of Beach Creek. It did not appear in the 1915 edition of the Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills. Atlanta, according to the Handbook of Texas, was established on the Texas and Pacific route about 1872. By 1890 it had a population of 1,794.
Research Date: JKG 12-29-93, MCJ 04-02-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson