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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-157
Corporate Name: J. M. Dawson
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. M. Dawson
Location: Linn Flat, about two miles north of Caro
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: At least 1905 to 1907
Town: Linn Flat, later Trawick
Company Town: 2
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
Other
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
Produced:
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 firm of J. W. Dawson was noted in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, Chicago, January 1905 and again in 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson