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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-252
Corporate Name: Lookout Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. A. Lindsey with Lookout Lumber Company with R. M. and G. N. Jowell.
Location: Jacksonville: Box 829 on the Tyler Highway
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 8 years
Start Year: 1950
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1950 to 1957
Town: Jacksonville
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 8,067
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood lumber
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: Lookout Lumber Company was listed by Nelson T. Samson at Jacksonville, in Cherokee County, in the 1957 edition of Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 listed the Lookout Lumber Company at Jacksonville at Box 829 on the Tyler Highway; however, the owners were R. M. and G. N. Jowell rather than H. A. Lindsey. Established in 1950, the company employed less than twenty-five workers.
Research Date: MCJ 01-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson