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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-69
Corporate Name: Sun Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Sun Lumber Company
Location: Lindale
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1922
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1922 to 1928
Town: Lindale
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 756 in 1905 and 1906; 1500 in 1928; 743 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Red and white oak, shortleaf and longleaf yellow pine.
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: 15000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily in 1928
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: In 1928, Sun Lumber was operating a lumber plant at Lindale according to a trade journal publication. It leased sawtimber stumpage as early as 1922, according to county records.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson