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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: BO-61
Corporate Name: Lester L. Prud'homme, Inc.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lester L. Prud'homme, Inc.
Location: Texarkana
County: Bowie
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1966
End Year: 1966
Decades: 1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1966
Town: Texarkana
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed lumber, other manufacturing
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: Unknown
Historicial Development: Lester L. Prud'homme was a long-time executive with Southern Pine Lumber Company (later Temple Inland) and Southwest Forest Industries. His sawmill operation at Texarkana appeared in the edition of Nelson Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas 1966. His mill produced rough and dressed lumber as well as other items of manufacturing.
Research Date: JKG 12-9-93, MCJ 03-08-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson