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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-138
Corporate Name: Jack Goodwin and Sam Peters
Local Name:
Owner Name: Jack Goodwin and Sam Peters
Location: Along the Tenaha Creek between the Shelbyville Bridge and Center
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1904 to 1910
Town: Center
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished 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 and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to the History of Shelby County, Texas, Jack Goodwin and Sam Peters, his brother-in-law, in 1904 opened a sawmill and planing mill along the Tenaha Creek between the Shelbyville Bridge and Center. Goodwin later sold out and went to work for Tol T Smith, running the latter's planing mill.
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson