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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-109
Corporate Name: J. F. Gates
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. F. Gates
Location: Seven miles southwest of Joaquin, probably near Flat Fork Creek & Highway 7
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Southwest of 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: Unknown
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 February 20, 1907, J. F. Gates mortgaged to Crawford, Wade Co. his sawmill and fixtures located at “Jas H Permenter's premises about 7 miles southwest from the town of Joaquin.” Gates is not listed in the 1907 edition of Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson