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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: BO-11
Corporate Name: Boston Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Boston Lumber Company with Floyd J. Garner
Location: Box 807, New Boston
County: Bowie
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1956
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1956 to 1958
Town: New Boston
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 2,688 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and oak lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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
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 Boston Lumber Company is listed in the 1957 Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas and in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958. The company manufactured pine and oak lumber with a workforce of less than ten employees.
Research Date: MCJ 03-07-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson