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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-2
Corporate Name: A. J. Cariker Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. J. Cariker Lumber Company
Location: Nacogdoches, intersection of Craven and South streets
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1929
End Year: 1935
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1920s and 1930s
Town: Nacogdoches
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: General pine lumber and railroad ties
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: 50000: 1930
Capacity Comments: 50,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: A sawmill with a single band, planer, and dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southern Pacific (formerly Texas and New Orleans)
Historicial Development: A. J. Cariker Lumber Company had a major sawmill located at the intersection of Craven and South streets in Nacogdoches during the 1920s and 1930s. Cariker had come to Texas from Georgia about 1899. In 1934, he operated four mills in or near Nacogdoches, three at Cushing, three at or near Mt. Enterprise, one at Caro, and one at Appleby. The mill at Nacogdoches operated a single band manufacturing general pine lumber and railroad ties. The plant also had a planer and steam dry kilns.
Research Date: LAT 08-08-93, JKG 12-15-93, MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: L. Turner, J. Gerland, M. Johnson