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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-107
Corporate Name: E. L. Ruark
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. L. Ruark
Location: Cushing
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 and 1907
Town: Cushing
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
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: Texas & New Orleans Railroad
Historicial Development: The American Lumberman reported that Ruark was putting in a sawmill at Cushing. It appeared in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907. Prior to this, Ruark had a sawmill at Lockland in 1903, possibly near Sterne or Fitzie.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson