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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-82
Corporate Name: George Wall & Pack
Local Name:
Owner Name: George Wall
Location: About six or seven miles southeast from San Augustine
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1888
End Year: 1891
Decades: 1880-1889,1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1888 to 1891
Town: “Tavofur”
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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: George Wall mortgaged for $185 his one-half interest in the mill to E. A. Blount, a local agricultural and business factor. The location was known as “Tavofur.” By 1891, George W. Wall seemed to own the mill outright. That year he bought from the Tyler Car & Lumber Co. a Chattanooga circular saw (7 & 8 gauge).
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson