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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-85
Corporate Name: Romayor Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. A. Waterhouse
Location: Romayor
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1924
End Year: 1924
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1924
Town: Romayor
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood and 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: Sawmill.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Santa Fe
Historicial Development: According to W. T. Block, Nederland, Texas, Waterhouse did contract cutting for Foster-Buhman Lumber Company in this area in 1924. The Handbook of Texas noted that the Romayor area had several sawmills before the Civil War.
Research Date: MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson