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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TY-48
Corporate Name: R. A. Thompson
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. A. Thompson
Location: Moscow
County: Tyler
Years in Operation: 14 years
Start Year: 1945
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1930-1939,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1945 to 1958
Town: Moscow
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
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: The R. A. Thompson sawmill service is listed at Moscow in the 1957 edition of Nelson T. Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 reported that R. A. Thompson had been established in 1945 and that with a workforce of less than twenty-five it produced rough and green pine and hardwood lumber. The same directory lists R. A. Thompson as manager of the Cade Lumber Company at Moscow.
Research Date: MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson