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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-380
Corporate Name: W. C. Smith
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. C. Smith
Location: Ponta
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 and 1907
Town: Ponta
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: 10000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 10,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: According to trade journals and newspaper reports of the day, W. C. Smith operated a sawmill at Ponta, in Cherokee County, after 1900.
Research Date: MCJ 01-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson