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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-93
Corporate Name: I. F. Miller
Local Name:
Owner Name: I. F. Miller Probably Isaac F. Miller from Center or possibly his son.
Location: Tenaha
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Tenaha
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 8,000 in 1928; 591 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwoods and pine; crossties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 10000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 10,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, edgers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado, & Santa Fe; Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: This I. F. Miller may be the same I. F. Miller, who ran a multi-purpose lumber and grain business in Center after 1900, or perhaps his son. Isaac F. Miller, born in Louisiana and age 37, was enumerated at Precinct 1, residence 49, as a “shingle make.” In 1928, I. F. Miller of Tenaha was running a circular sawmill, cutting hardwood and pine.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson