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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-79
Corporate Name: Powers Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Powers Lumber Company. J. B. Rowe, S. H. Vernon, and Wroten & Grain Lumber Company. .
Location: Four miles south of Gladewater
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1899
End Year: 1903
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1899 to 1903
Town: South of Gladewater
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
Power Source: Steam
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: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: Powers Lumber Company, with George Millerish, was a Terrel-based company in Kaufman County. As early as 1899, it had a sawtimber lease on the 1,280 acres known as the Leonard Perkins survey in Gregg County, four miles south of Gladewater. Rather than build its own mill and harvest the timber, Powers Lumber Company leased the timber to others, who would cut, haul, mill, and ship the product to Terrell along the tracks of the Texas & Pacific. Some who leased from Powers Lumber were J. B. Rowe, S. H. Vernon, and Wroten & Grain Lumber Company.
Research Date: MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: M Johnson