Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-47
Corporate Name: D. C. Cariker
Local Name:
Owner Name: D. C. Cariker
Location: Paxton, four miles east of Tenaha
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1908
Town: Paxton
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 70 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: A Fisher and Davis sawmill, an edger, two mules, and logging wagon.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: D. C. Cariker of Paxton began his business on January 25, 1906, by mortgaging from O W.Watson a Fisher and Davis sawmill that Watson had purchased from the J. C. Hill Lumber Company. Mr. Hill may have been in the milling industry at that time at Neuville. The following August, Cariker mortgaged an edger from Dilley & Son. In March 1907, Cariker had to mortgage his one-half of his sawmill and all its fixtures to the First National Bank at Center. By the following month, the struggling Cariker mortgaged both mules and his logging wagon to Lem Hall.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson