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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-90
Corporate Name: J. V. Lankford
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. V. Lankford
Location: At Iron Bridge, three miles west of Lufkin
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1914
End Year: 1916
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: About 1914 to 1916
Town: Iron Bridge, west of Lufkin
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: 
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: Probably the Eastern Texas Railway
Historicial Development: J. V. Lankford operated sawmills at various sites in Angelina County for more than thirty years: just north of Redland in 1907 and 1908; four miles west of Lufkin from 1909 to 1912, at Iron Bridge three miles west of Lufkin from about 1914 to 1917, at Collwood (Hoshall) about 1917, at Manton/Platt from 1918 to 1919, on the Michelli Grant from 1920 to 1934, and at Redland from 1934 to 1941, when he retired. Very little has been recorded about his lumber business.
Research Date: MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson