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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-113
Corporate Name: J. R. Phelps
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. R. Phelps
Location: Rebecca, near the Sabine County line
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1900 to 1906
Town: Rebecca
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
Other
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 12000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 12,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: Southern Industrial & Lumber Review reported that this mill was manufacturing 12,000 feet daily. Shirley Lewis reported in an oral interview that a Phelps sawmill operated at Rebecca about 1900.
Research Date: JKG, 8-20-93 MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson