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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-77
Corporate Name: Frank Thomson
Local Name:
Owner Name: Frank Thomson. B. B. Fussell.
Location: Possibly six miles east of San Augustine
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 8 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1913
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1913
Town: Possibly six miles east of San Augustine
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cotton
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: Circular sawmill and cotton gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: In 1906 B. B. Fussell mortgaged for a #1 right hand Fisher-Davis Lone Star sawmill and carriage, and one 54-inch circular saw. He was taxed on machinery and boilers in 1906, 1907, 1909, and 1910. In 1907 B. B. Fussell mortgaged with Henderson Iron Works for $58 a Henderson 3-saw edger. In 1913 B. B. Fussell gave Frank Thomson on the old B. B. Fussell sawmill, including a Curtis edger, a Curtis cutoff saw, a saw carriage, a 56-inch saw rig, and head blocks.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson