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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-45
Corporate Name: George and Jim Witherspoon
Local Name:
Owner Name: George and Jim Witherspoon
Location: Goodrich
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: Around 1900
Town: Goodrich
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
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: George Witherspoon, who, with his brother Jim, were sawmill operators at Goodrich, in Polk County, around the turn of the century, according to Ruth Peebles. This may be the same G. L. Witherspoon who operated a tie mill at Conroe from at least 1896 to 1904.
Research Date: MCJ 02-26-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson