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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-127
Corporate Name: J. R. Bogue Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. R. Bogue
Location: Probably near Timpson on Laborn Jopling land
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1912
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1902 to 1912
Town: near Timpson?
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 978 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Ames standard steam engine and a 20-horsepower boiler and one International gasoline engine
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: Dixie “F” sawmill, one 52-inch circular saw with 35 teeth, and one 24-inch edger and a planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. R. Bogue appears first historically in September 1902 when he mortgaged to Dilley one Dixie “F” sawmill, one 52-inch circular saw with 35 teeth, and one 24-inch edger. Three years later, in 1905, Bogue mortgaged to Dilley & Son an Ames steam engine (No. 24564), an Ames Standard horizontal boiler . In 1907, he mortgaged, for $875, his Ames steam engine (No. 24564) and an Ames steam boiler (No. 128618), a Curtis Co. Dixie sawmill and all fixtures to Dilley & Son. In 1909, for $307 Bogue mortgaged a Curtis sawmill, two 20-horsepower Ames boilers, an Ames steam engine, and two circular saws. In January 1910, mortgaged to Bank of Garrison for $104 “40,000 feet of oak lbr at my mill on the Laborn Jopling place.” In 1912, the J. R. Bogue Lumber Company mortgaged to Blount and Smith Brothers for $550 part of the equipment “known as the Risinger mill outfit”: one International gas engine, a Reeves sawmill and carriage,and two saw edgers. Bogue most likely moved the equipment to his mill located on the Laborn Jopling place. J. R. Bogue seemed to manage his mill well. He lasted at least ten years that we know about, a very long time for a small lumber company.
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M Johnson