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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-146
Corporate Name: W. G. Ragley
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. G. Ragley
Location: Kildare
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1888
End Year: 1892
Decades: 1880-1889,1890-1899
Period of Operation: Late 1880s to early 1890s
Town: Kildare
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: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: W. G. Ragley immigrated to Texas from Iowa in 1879. He had earlier run a water mill in Pennsylvania. During the 1880s and 1890s, Ragley operated mills at Jefferson, Kildare, Pine Ridge, and Winnsboro. Ragley and his partners erected and operated the Ragley mills at Ragley, Texas, and Ragley, Louisiana, for many years after the turn of the century.
Research Date: MCJ 04-04-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson