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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-117
Corporate Name: Zavalla Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Zavalla Lumber Company with K. C. Minter (Minton)
Location: Zavalla
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 28 years
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1947
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939,1940-1949
Period of Operation: About1920 to 1947
Town: Zavalla
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 300 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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: 10000
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill with a Berlin 94 planer, steam dry kiln, trimmer, resaw, edger
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southern Pacific
Historicial Development: K. C. Minter organized the Zavalla Lumber Company about 1920. In 1921, K. C. Minter, with offices at Doucette, was selling piling to D. A. Sparger. The company operated until to 1947, when it was advertised for sale.
Research Date: MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson