Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-40
Corporate Name: Felker Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Felker Lumber Company with M. L. “Bud” Felker, Jr. H. C. Knowles.
Location: Avinger, southwestern Cass County, northwest of Marshall, Harrison County
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1947
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1947 to 1957
Town: Avinger
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Worked with hardwood, pine
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: Louisiana & Arkansas
Historicial Development: H. C. Knowles, in 1947, sold his planing mill at Avinger to M. L. “Bud” Felker, Jr. A new sawmill operation was added to the old Knowles sawmill. Nelson T. Samson, in Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas, listed Felker's lumber facility at Avinger in 1957. It is not listed in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1960.
Research Date: MCJ 04-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson