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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AN-31
Corporate Name: Wherry Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Wherry Lumber Company
Location: Palestine
County: Anderson
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Palestine
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 8,297 in 1906; 16000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Red and black gum, cottonwood, shortleaf yellow pine
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: 15,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, edgers, trimmers, box factory, planing mill.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The Wherry Lumber Company may have evolved from the Wherry Brothers saw and planing mills at Neches from 1905 to 1907. In 1928, Wherry Lumber had circular sawmills sawing lumber at Palestine and Neches.
Research Date: JKG 10-15-93, MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson