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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-63
Corporate Name: E. D. Smith
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. D. Smith. Archie and Eliza Hobbs. A. Z. Real.
Location: Eight miles east of Conroe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1951
End Year: 1951
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1951
Town: East of Conroe
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: Red Sear Continental motor
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, moulder, husk box, two circular saws, an edger, belting, sawdust chain, a power saw, a pull carriage with 110 feet of cable, a 2-dog carriage, two mules, two trucks, and a loader.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: E. D. Smith purchased from Archie and Eliza Hobbs on July 25, 1951, a sawmill, a moulder the Hobbs had bought earlier from A. Z. Real, and other sawmill and logging equipment, all located about eight miles east of Conroe.
Research Date: MCJ 7-9-94
Prepared By: M. Johnson