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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-133
Corporate Name: J. W. Clark
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. W. Clark
Location: Clark's Switch, five or six miles south of Center
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Clark's Switch
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: Probably steam
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. W. Clark operated a sawmill at Clark's Switch from at least May to September of 1907. Clark mortgaged to Varden, Beauman, Eastham Co “One carload of lbr to be delivered by J W Clark at Clark's Switch.” In August, he mortgaged 22,000 feet of lumber to Harris Lipsitz Co of Dallas. In September he mortgaged in equal halves his lumber at the Switch to S G Dreyfus Company and San Augustine Grocery Company.
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M Johnson