Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-105
Corporate Name: North Texas Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Wesley Morse, president and general manager; Fred J. Clark, vice-president. North Texas Lumber Company.
Location: Kildare
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1912
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1912 to 1915
Town: Kildare
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 214 in 1905
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: 50000: 1912
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 circular sawmill, planing mill, and dry kilns.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: North Texas Lumber Company had a sawmill at Kildare. It is known that the Cass County timber supplied to this mill was shared by two other mills: the North Texas Lumber Company's mill at Linden and the Clark & Boice mill at Jefferson. The Kildare mill was similar to its sister mill at Linden, having around a 50,000 feet per day capacity and similar planers, kilns, sheds, and tramways. Not much else is known about the mill, however. The Southern Industrial and Lumber Review, echoing an article from The Gulf Coast Lumberman of June 15, 1915, reported on July 20, 1915 that the mill of the North Texas Lumber Company at Kildare had cut out and would be dismantled “at once.”
Research Date: JKG 12-29-93, MCJ 04-02-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson