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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-105
Corporate Name: J. L. Philips
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. L. Philips
Location: One mile south of Steep Creek,six and one half miles south of San Aug.
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1904
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1904
Town: Steep Creek (Venable)
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles
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: 8000: 1904
Capacity Comments: 8,000 feet in 1904
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Santa Fe. Venable was the RR name for Steep Creek.
Historicial Development: J. L. Philips shingle at Venable, a mile south of Steep Creek, was mentioned in a 1904 Santa Fe circular. It was not listed in the editions of either 1905 or 1907 in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association.
Research Date: JKG, 8-20-93 MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland