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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-137
Corporate Name: J. W. Mims
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. W. Mims
Location: Paxton, four miles east of Tenaha
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 and 1907
Town: Paxton
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 70 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished 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: Planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston, East & West Texas
Historicial Development: J. W. Mims was planing lumber at Paxton in 1905 and 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M Johnson