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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: BO-2
Corporate Name: A. B. Johnson
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. B. Johnson
Location: Bassett
County: Bowie
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1884
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1884
Town: Bassett
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
Other
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The A. B. Johnson sawmill was listed in an 1884 railroad directory. He also had a larger mill at Dolby Springs, in Bowie County, producing rough and finished lumber, and shingles.
Research Date: MCJ 03-07-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson