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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-81
Corporate Name: J. W. Davis
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. W. Davis
Location: Midyett
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905
Town: Midyett
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 98 in 1905. 115 in 1915.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: At Waskom: Missouri, Kansas, & Texas; Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: The J. W. Davis sawmill at Midyett is listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, for 1905, but not in the LCA listing in 1907. Davis was president of the State Line Lumber Company, which lost its major sawmill operation north of De Berry in 1907 to Brooke & Woodworth.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson