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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-46
Corporate Name: Goodrich Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Goodrich Lumber Company with Jesse Tally, Owner
Location: Rt. 4, Livingston
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 15 years
Start Year: 1956
End Year: 1970
Decades: 1950-1959,1960-1969,1970-1979
Period of Operation: 1956 to the later 1970s
Town: Livingston
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2,865 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Unknown
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Diesel portable sawmill in 1973
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 28000: 1960
Capacity Comments: 28,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Portable sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Goodrich Lumber Company sawmill at Livingston was noted in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958. The Goodrich Lumber Company cut 7,280,000 board feet in 1960 working with southern pine. In 1966, it had more than a dozen employees.
Research Date: JKG 12-9-93; MCJ 02-26-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson