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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-6
Corporate Name: Abe Peebles
Local Name:
Owner Name: Abe Peebles
Location: Chink, near Valda
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1886
End Year: 1886
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1886
Town: Chink, near Valda
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: 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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: According to Peebles, A Pictorial History of Polk County, Texas, Abe Peebles operated a sawmill at Chink, in Polk County. This may have been a feeder mill for Tom Hackney's larger operation at nearby Valda.
Research Date: MCJ 02-26-96
Prepared By: M Johnson