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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-163
Corporate Name: J. W. von Sickle Mill
Local Name: Trawick
Owner Name: J. W. von Sickle
Location: Trawick, earlier Linn Flat
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: no later than 1906
Town: Trawick, earlier Linn Flat
Company Town: 0
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: 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.
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 von Sickle Mill was noted in a 1906 railroad listing at Trawick.
Research Date: LAT 08-08-93, JKG 12-15-93, MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: L. Turner, J. Gerland, M. Johnson