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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-19
Corporate Name: Baldwin Gin Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Baldwin Gin Company, Thornton & Baldwin.
Location: Woods Post Office, in southern Panola County
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: Thornton & Baldwin in 1903. Baldwin Gin in 1907.
Town: Woods
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 98 in 1906
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and gin
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 and gin mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas at Tenaha
Historicial Development: The Panola County records noted that the firm of Thornton & Baldwin mortgaged with Walter Connally & Co, in the amount of $250, for a gin, a Fished & Davis sawmill, dogs, blocks, axles, etc. The 1907 LCA lists the Baldwin Gin Company, with a sawmill, doing business at Woods in Panola County. Apparently this was a multi-milling operation, ginning cotton and sawing lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M Johnson