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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-145
Corporate Name: Southern Pine Lumber Co logging camp at Alcedo
Local Name:
Owner Name: Southern Pine Lumber Company Logging Front at Alcedo
Location: Alcedo
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1924
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1924 to 1928
Town: Alcedo
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Box car tenant housing
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Sawtimber land sawlogs
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam machinery and animals
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: Logging equipment
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas-Southeastern Railway Company
Historicial Development: H. Matthews, when interviewed by Vernon L. Beasley, reported that he remembered the Alcedo logging camp in Angelina County in 1924. It belonged to the Southern Pine Lumber Company. The camp was portable; the tenant houses could be moved by rail. The company had a commissary, a meat market, and a drug store for the employees and their families. Reba Redd Parker recalled that the camp operated from at least 1925 to 1928, when it was closed. Most of the employees moved to the Southern Pine Lumber logging front at Camp Fastrill in Cherokee County.
Research Date: MCJ 3-13-95
Prepared By: M Johnson