Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-206
Corporate Name: Ninty & Henslee
Local Name:
Owner Name: Ninty & Henslee
Location: Cushing, possibly Caro
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1907
Town: Cushing, possibly Caro
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably 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 & New Orleans
Historicial Development: The American Lumberman reported in February 1906 that Ninty & Henslee were putting in a sawmill at Cushing. It appeared in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907. This mill may have been located at Caro, about seven miles southeast on the Texas & New Orleans from Cushing. Caro Townsite Company deeded Lot No. 11 in Block No. 25 to L. H. Henslee on November 16, 1904. A Warranty Dee from L. H. and Pearl Henslee to W. F. Daniel, April 19, 1907, reveals that W. F. Daniel bought Caro townsite from Henslee in 1907. A Daniel Lumber Company mill began operating in or near Caro about 1909.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson