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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-24
Corporate Name: E. M. B. Sawyer
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. M. B. Sawyer. of Sawyer & Son at Sawyer in 1893, of Sawyer & Co in 1880?
Location: On the Trinity River
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1876
End Year: 1878
Decades: 1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1876 to 1878
Town: Liberty ?
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: 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, possibly a planing mill as well.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: A record of E. M. B. Sawyer's sawmill was found in the Galveston Daily News by W.T. Block of Nederland. Sawyer had a sawmill on the Trinity River in March 1876, and was planning, according to the newspaper, to build a planing mill in connection with his sawmill. The Star State announced that the Texas & New Orleans was planning on building a switch in 1878 to Sawyer's mill. This may be the same Sawyer who had a mill in 1880 located on the tracks of the Houston East & West Texas south of the Trinity River.
Research Date: JKG 12-14-93, MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson