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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-142
Corporate Name: James W. Walker
Local Name:
Owner Name: James W. Walker
Location: Near Mt. Zion
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: Early 1900s
Town: Near Mt. Zion
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Railroad ties
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: Tie mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East and West Texas or the Gulf, Beaumont & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: According to the History of Shelby County, Texas, James W. Walker owned a sawmill that made railroad ties. It may have been located near Mt. Zion.
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M Johnson