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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-128
Corporate Name: George W. Cavin
Local Name:
Owner Name: George W. Cavin
Location: Dalmont, a mile northwest of Trawick along the Texas & New Orleans
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to possibly 1909
Town: Dalmont
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: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 15000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily
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
Historicial Development: In “Lumber Mills of Texas,” Southern Industrial and Lumber Review reported that G. W. Cavin was operating a sawmill at Dalmont, either in Harris or Liberty County, in 1906. The Southern Industrial and Lumber Review in March 1909 reported that George W. Cavin sold his sawmills in Nacogdoches and Angelina counties for $50,000 and paid $10,000 for the Kirbyville mill. [Cavin owned mills at Nivac Switch and Dalmont in Nacogdoches County and a sawmill at Warsaw in Angelina County. The information above is partially inaccurate. He sold out his interest in the Cushing mill by 1907, though he still may have had the small mill at Dalmont. He had owned a mill at Kirbyville since 1906.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson