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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-95
Corporate Name: J. A. Ferguson Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. A. Ferguson Lumber Company.
Location: Joaquin
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905
Town: Joaquin
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 184 in 1905
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: Atlas engine, and at least a boiler.
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: On March 7, 1905, Ferguson mortgaged an Atlas engine to Buckalew & Friend. On July 8, 1905, Ferguson gave a lien at $5 a thousand board feet to Crawford, Wade & Co for all saw logs, lumber, ties, etc., on the ground either rough or dressed. Crawford to hold the lien and lease Ferguson their sawmill at Joaquin. Ferguson is not listed in either the 1905 or the 1907 Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson