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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-5
Corporate Name: B. K. Smith
Local Name:
Owner Name: B. K. Smith
Location: Longview
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880
Town: Longview
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2,300 in 1882
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: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: This sawmill was listed in an 1880 Chicago lumberman directory but not in an 1884 railroad listing.
Research Date: MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson