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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-28
Corporate Name: Indemnity Improvement Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Industrial Lumber Company. Indemnity Improvement Company.
Location: Bunch (Carraway)
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: Bunch (Carraway)
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: 35000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 35,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Beaumont, Sour Lake & Western
Historicial Development: The Industrial Lumber Company mill at Bunch (also known as Caraway) had a sawmill there from about 1900 to 1906. It was cutting 35,000 feet a day in 1906.
Research Date: MCJ 04-15-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson