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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-99
Corporate Name: Dalaham
Local Name:
Owner Name: Dalaham
Location: On the Trinity River, twenty-five miles north of Liberty
County: !Polk
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880s
Town: On the Trinity River
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Sawlogs and sawtimber
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: Logging equipment
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Dalaham logged cypress from the forests and floated them down the Trinity to the gulf. He created a “circle boom” by placing loose logs in a circle and chaining the outer logs together. Because floating the boom took considerable time, the danger of the cypress pulp wearing out was always existent. This happened once in the gulf, “and the logs floated in every direction to Galveston. Hundreds of logs were afterwards found on Galveston Bay, . .”.
Research Date: MCJ 02-27-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson