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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-61
Corporate Name: A. V. Donegan
Local Name: Trawick
Owner Name: A. V. Donegan. Henry P. Matlock
Location: Trawick
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Trawick, earlier Linn Flat
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 84 in 1905, 100 in 1906
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & New Orleans at Mahl in 1905; its own stop in 1906.
Historicial Development: The Matlock mill was originally situated at Linn Flat, about two miles north of Linn Flat. The Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907, reported that it was at Trawick. Matlock, however, had his mark witnessed and sold his sawmill to A. Y. Donegan for $1,300 in September, 1905. The following February, Donegan sold the mill to Bowden Lumber Company, located about three and a half miles from Linn Flat. Bowden Lumber Company became Bowden-Meador Lumber Company, and the plant was apparently moved to Libby.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson