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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-46
Corporate Name: J. P. Ross & Sons Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. P. Ross & Sons Lumber Company
Location: Cleveland
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Cleveland
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 302 in 1906, 5000 in 1928; 1422 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwoods and shortleaf yellow pine; timbers.
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: 25000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 25,000 feet
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: 1928: Circular sawmill, edgers, trimmers, dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Coast, & Santa Fe, Southern Pacific
Historicial Development: J. P. Ross & Sons Lumber Company operated a sawmill at Cleveland in 1928.
Research Date: MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: M Johnson