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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-140
Corporate Name: Sidney S. Moss
Local Name:
Owner Name: Sidney S. Moss. George W. Cavin.
Location: Warsaw, about four miles south of Broaddus on south side of Angelina River
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1909
End Year: 1911
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1909 to 1911
Town: Warsaw, south of Broaddus
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed lumber, railroad, timber and cross ties, cotton
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 1910: 15000
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill, a boiler, a steam engine, a carriage, a gin feed, a #2 1/2 Hall & Brown Mississippi planer-matcher, edger, trimmer, cutoff saw, dollies, buggies, and a blacksmith ship.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: George W. Cavin of Nacogdoches had a sawmill along the Cotton Belt at Warsaw in 1909. The Southern Industrial and Lumber Review in March 1909 reported that George W. Cavin sold his sawmills in Nacogdoches and Angelina counties for $50,000 and paid $10,000 for the Kirbyville mill. Sidney S. Moss mortgaged to George Cavin $1000 for the sawmill at Warsaw in 1911. Equipment included the sawmill, a boiler, a steam engine, a carriage, a gin feed, a #2 1/2 Hall & Brown Mississippi planer-matcher, edger, trimmer, cutoff saw, dollies, buggies, and a blacksmith ship.
Research Date: MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson