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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-88
Corporate Name: C. W. Pope Stave Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. W. Pope Stave Mill. Charles Popp.
Location: Ten miles south of Nacogdoches on the Houston East & West Texas
County: !Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: Before September 1908 when sold to C.W. Pope of Illinois
Town: probably LaNana
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 150 by 1895; 104 in 1906
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Staves
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Stave mill.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston, East and West Texas
Historicial Development: The Southern Industrial and Lumber Review reported in September 1908 that Charles Popp once owned a stave mill “about ten miles south of Nacogdoches,” probably near LaNana Bayou, and that he “recently” sold this mill to C.W. Pope of Illinois, who planned to relocate his family to Texas. No definite connection can be made, but the same trade journal reported several years earlier, in October 1905, that J. P. Popp, a representative of the Louis Verner Stave Company of Shreveport, Louisiana, a concern which employed 700 men in the states of Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana, was looking to create a Texas branch office in Houston.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson