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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AN-26
Corporate Name: George Springman
Local Name:
Owner Name: George Springman
Location: Tucker, several miles southwest of Palestine
County: Anderson
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Tucker, southwest of Palestine
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 8,297 in 1906; 16000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Gum, oak, shortleaf yellow pine, ash, elm, pecan, cottonwood.
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: 15000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern; Texas State
Historicial Development: George Springman was operating a circular sawmill and planing mill at Tucker in 1928.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M Johnson