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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-76
Corporate Name: R. L. Talley and Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. L. Talley
Location: Twelve miles east of Cleveland, one south of Rayborn
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1904
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1904
Town: Rayborn
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: 15000: 1904
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Santa Fe
Historicial Development: The Talley family, along with that of the Hackneys, was prominent in sawmills in East Texas. A Talley mill at Raborn in 1904 was listed in a Santa Fe circular.
Research Date: MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson