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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-81
Corporate Name: G. W. and B. F. Dickerson
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. W. and B. F. Dickerson. W. L. Fussell. O. H. Polley.
Location: On the grounds of the San Augustine Fertilizer Company
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1913
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1913
Town: San Augustine
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles and sawmill
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: Shingle machine and lumber
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Santa Fe
Historicial Development: G. W. and B. F. Dickerson mortgaged to W. L. Fussell in 1905 for $600 in 1905 a boiler, engine, and shingle machine. B. F. Dickerson mortgaged to O. H. Polley in 1905 for $285 a steam mill. The Dickersons mortgaged in 1912 to O. S. Wooley for an Erie 10-inch by 12-inch Erie engine and a 48-inch by 12-foot Erie boiler. B. F. Dickerson mortgaged for $397 with Sam Rucker and Hugh Foley all the machinery Dickerson had bought from Meltour and curl as well as all the sawmill machinery and sawmill owned by Dickerson located on the grounds of the San Augustine Fertilizer Company.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson