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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-125
Corporate Name: J. M. Riggs
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. M. Riggs
Location: Unknown
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: Unknown
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
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: Gulf, Beaumont, & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: J. M. Riggs, as did others, did contract sawing at his mill for B. A. Barnes Lumber Company. He contracted in June 1906 to mortgage to Barnes “all lumber R 2 B sawed at my mill May 14 through Dec 31, 1906.”
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M Johnson