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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-71
Corporate Name: J. H. and T. J. Wooten
Local Name: Wooten Mill
Owner Name: J. H. and T. J. Wooten
Location: Tacoma, five miles southwest of De Berry
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1890
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1890 to 1900
Town: Tacoma, southwest of De Berry
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and general store
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Marshall and East Texas
Historicial Development: J. H. and T. J. Wooten operated a sawmill and general store from about 1890 to 1900 in Panola County. It was located about five miles southwest of De Berry; they gave the community the name of Tacoma after Tacoma, Washington. T. J. Wooten was the postmaster at Wooten from 1901 to 1916.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson