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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-250
Corporate Name: Lester Walker
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lester Walker. Neches Lumber Company with L. J. and C. L. Ogden.
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1945
End Year: 1945
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1945
Town: Unknown
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: Electric and gasoline
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: Several sawmills and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Neches Lumber Company sold, in 1945, to Lester Walker “1 planing mill complete, bldgs & sheds, yd of lumber 2 sawmills now opg, trucks team wagons” and “1 sawmill on plng mill ground with H-21. . . . Motors at Plng Mill, 1 sawmill, note of Louis Diffey to Neches Lbr Co.”
Research Date: MCJ 01-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson