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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-71
Corporate Name: Ferguson & Rogers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Ben S. Ferguson and W. S. Rogers. Homer V. McMickle of McMickle Lumber Company.
Location: McMickle, north of Burke, on the J. M. Soto League
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1890
End Year: 1894
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1890 to at least 1894
Town: McMickle
Company Town: 1
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: 12000: 1893
Capacity Comments: 12,000 feet of lumber in 1893
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 and West Texas
Historicial Development: A former Confederate soldier and former postmaster of Burke, McMickle built a mill at McMickle sometime during the 1880's, according to Land of the Little Angel. It stopped cutting before 1898. According to Angelina County deeds of trust records, H. V. and A. B. McMickle gave a deed of trust to W. B.Oquinn for a sawmill, steam machinery, twenty-two oxen, and three log wagons, on the J. M. Soto land, about two miles north of Burke. A Galveston newspaper reported in 1893 that the mill was cutting 12,000 feet of lumber daily. McMickle went under financially and B. F. Bonner accepted a deed of trust from Ben S. Ferguson and W. S. Rogers to buy the plant in 1893. Property now included the saw and planing mills, and also a grist mill, a log cart, log wagons, a sawdust cart, sixteen oxen, and thirty acres located on the J. M. Soto League.
Research Date: JKG 8-2-9, MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson