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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-82
Corporate Name: I. D. Fairchild
Local Name:
Owner Name: I. D. Fairchild
Location: Retrieve, near Shawnee Creek, south of Huntington, also known as Ozias
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1902 to 1908
Town: Shawnee Creek (Retrieve, Ozias)
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Sawmill
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Lumber
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & New Orleans (Southern Pacific)
Historicial Development: Retrieve was a sawmill town, located near Shawnee Creek, between Huntington and Zavalla. It was serviced by the Texas & New Orleans. A sawmill was built about 1902 and was sold to Fairchild in 1905. He closed it in 1908. Fairchild may have operated later a sawmill at Fairchild Switch, four miles south of Lufkin, about 1913.
Research Date: MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson