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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-27
Corporate Name: Bonn Lumber Co (Bailey, Rawls, Lynch)
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bona Lumber Co; Bailey, Rawls & Rawls, Lynch. P. W. Bailey, J. B. Rawls, O. E. Rawls, and W. H. Lynch
Location: Six and a half miles south of San Augustine (see Comments)
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1923
End Year: 1923
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1923
Town: South of San Augustine
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
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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: # 3 Fisher-Davis sawmill with a 60-inch inserted tooth saw
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: On May 12, 1923, Bona Lumber Company bought from C. W. Boon, Trustee for P. W. Bailey, J. B. Rawls, O. E. Rawls, and W. H. Lynch, a complete sawmill site. It included A fisher & Davis Mfg. Co. #3 24-foot Carriage sawmill, one extra headblock, a 6.5-inch by 36-inch shotgun feed, edger, two saws, trimmers, a boiler, a 60-inch Atkins inserted tooth saw, plus other accessories.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson