follow us on twitter   follow us on facebook  

Email Page Print Page

Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-112
Corporate Name: R. H. Poole Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. H. Poole Lumber Company
Location: Avinger
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 27 years
Start Year: 1930
End Year: 1956
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1930s to early 1940s. Later a planing mill until 1956.
Town: Avinger
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished 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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and later a planing mill only
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Historicial Development: R. H. Poole sold out his sawmill to N. D. Caton in 1928. He soon constructed a new lumber facility on Turkey Creek, where the Vance Jenkins home is now located (1988), according to Fred McKenzie. He cut out and moved to Pruitt's Lake. After cutting out there, he moved back to Avinger and built his final mill. This sawmill burned to the ground and allegedly was not rebuilt. The company was listed as the Pool Lumber company in the 1934 edition of the Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 lists the Rufus H. Poole Lumber Company. It operated a planing mill. Poole's does not appear in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1960.
Research Date: MCJ 04-04-96
Prepared By: M Johnson