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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MA-41
Corporate Name: J. T. Wurtsbaugh
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. T. Wurtsbaugh
Location: Probably west of Hughes Springs
County: Marion
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1913
End Year: 1913
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1913
Town: Probably west of Hughes Springs
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: Projected sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Louisiana, Arkansas & Texas
Historicial Development: J. T. Wurtsbaugh, who later had interests in Montgomery and Tyler county sawmilling, bought 1500 acres of pine sawtimber from Annie S. Kenedy in 1913. The area was described as being about twenty miles northwest of Marshall, which probably placed the stumpage near Hughes. The contract gave Wurtsbaugh the right to erect a sawmill to manufacture lumber on the property.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M Johnson