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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-33
Corporate Name: E. R. Alexander
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. R. Alexander. L. Mason
Location: Unknown
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1891
End Year: 1891
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1891
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
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: L. Mason, who later own a plant at Seven Oaks in the county, was sawmilling somewhere in Polk in the year 1891. The plant was probably located near the track of the Houston East & West Texas or the Trinity & Sabine. Mason sold the mill plus almost four hundred thousand feet of lumber stacked at the mill to E. R. Alexander for $2,080.
Research Date: J Gerland 9-8-94, MCJ 02-26-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M. Johnson