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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: OR-10
Corporate Name: E. M. Smith
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. M. Smith and William H. Smith.
Location: On Adams Bayou, three miles below Orange
County: Orange
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1867
End Year: 1867
Decades: 1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1867
Town: On Adams Bayou, three miles below Orange
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles and 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: 12,000 shingles daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Two Burt 14-block rotary machines and a swinging circular cut-off saw
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: E. M. Smith built a shingle mill in 1867 on Adams Bayou with a capacity of 12,000 shingles per day. He sold it to William H. Black, who built a two-story shingle mill on Adams Bayou south of the old mill. He installed two Burt 14-block rotary machines and a swinging circular cut-off saw. His business failed, and he sold his mills to a Beaumont enterprise, which moved the machinery there.
Research Date: MCJ 03-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson