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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-53
Corporate Name: B & K Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: B & K Lumber Company
Location: Togo Spur, 0.2 miles across the Angelina River from Sacul on 204
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1904 to 1907
Town: Togo Spur, west of Sacul
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Mostly barrel staves and hardwood for railroad cars, machinery, etc.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 30000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 30,000 feet daily in 1906
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Hardwood and pine sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas and New Orleans (later Southern Pacific)
Historicial Development: This was a hardwood mill located across the Angelina River from the Cherokee County line. It quit cutting hardwood by 1905 and concentrated on pine lumber. It was listed in the 1907 Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association.
Research Date: LAT 08-08-93, JKG 12-15-93, MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: L. Turner, J. Gerland, M. Johnson