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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-52
Corporate Name: J. M. Mims
Local Name:
Owner Name: John M. Mims
Location: Clarksville
County: Red River
Years in Operation: 24 years
Start Year: 1884
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1880-1889,1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1884 to 1907
Town: Clarksville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2069 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 15000: 1893
Capacity Comments: 15,000 in 1893
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: J. M. Mims' sawmill and planing mill appeared in an 1884 railroad directory , the Galveston Weekly News of 1893, and the January 1905 and 1907 editions of the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association .
Research Date: JKG 10-15-93, MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson