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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-28
Corporate Name: C J Carlson Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: C J Carlson Lumber Company
Location: Stockman, about nine miles south of Timpson on the Texas & Gulf
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907 to 1908
Town: Stockman
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood sawmill
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Gulf (the Waterman tram road)
Historicial Development: In 1908, Carlson mortgaged his entire cut at Stockman to the First National Bank at Center; his steam boiler for $225 to J. M. Cardell [Cordell]. A year earlier, he had mortgaged a shotgun steam feed to Dilley & Son. The Carlson sawmill would have been close to the Texas & Gulf, the Waterman Lumber Company tram road connecting Waterman and Stockman to Timpson. The Southern Lumberman reported in June 1908 that a large fire destroyed the lumber yard and about a million feet of pine and hardwood lumber, but the sawmill was saved.
Research Date: MCJ 04-10-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson