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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-13
Corporate Name: Bill Pritchard
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bill Pritchard
Location: Avinger
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 16 years
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: Before 1900 to about 1915
Town: Avinger
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and ginned cotton
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 and cotton gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: According to John Hanes' unpublished manuscript, Bill Pritchard established a cotton gin in the area of Queen City about the turn of the century. A sawmill was added. A short time later, a fire destroyed the mills and killed a night watchman. The gin was rebuilt and operated until 1924.
Research Date: MCJ 04-02-96
Prepared By: M Johnson