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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-28
Corporate Name: Foggans and Mills
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. Foggans and J. M. Mills
Location: Dayton ?
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1899
End Year: 1899
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1900
Town: Dayton ?
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 239 in 1905; 3000 in 1928; 1207 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Trinity Valley & Northern Rwy, Southern Pacific, & Missouri Pacific.
Historicial Development: Mill machinery appears on the 1899 tax roll as belonging to J. M. Mills, worth $600. The Foggans and Mills sawmill employed seventeen men in 1900. J.A. Foggans and J.M. Mills were the mill owners, and F.D. Foggans was the mill superintendent. Mills also owned in 1899 two horses or mules, six cattle, two dogs, one wagon, and 200 acres on the Reason Green survey.
Research Date: JKG 12-14-93, MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson