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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-12
Corporate Name: Cade Brothers
Local Name: Cade Brothers Sawmill
Owner Name: A. J. Cade, S. I. Cade, & E. R. Cade
Location: LaSalle (now Rye), east of Cleveland [Cadebros]
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1908
Town: LaSalle (now Rye) [Cadebros]
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 40000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 40,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Single Circular
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Santa Fe
Historicial Development: William & Talluah Cruse, who owned a sawmill in Liberty County, sold 600 acres of timber to the Cades in late 1905 and the gave them permission to build a mill there. In March 1906, the Liberty Vindicator reported that the mill at Sackle (Sacul) had been moved to Rye and would be ready by April. Cruse granted several timber deeds to the Cades. The mill location is listed in Southern Industrial and Lumber Review as Cadebros. It may have been later sold by the Cades to Cummings Export Company (see C. R. Cummings at “Saline Bayou”). Mr. Kevin Ladd of Liberty County reported the records contained in the Liberty County records and newspapers. The Cade Brothers also operated mills in Henderson and Nacogdoches counties in 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson