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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-107
Corporate Name: W. L. Mainer & Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. L. Mainer & Company with W. L. Mainer and James Kane, partners
Location: Five miles south of Cleveland, close to Keno, at Dorst's Mill [Darst]
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1904
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1904
Town: Dorst's Mill
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished 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 and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: Mainer and Kane ran a number of mills in Liberty County in the first decade of the new century. This one was listed in a Santa Fe circular in 1904.
Research Date: MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson