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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-4
Corporate Name: Adams & Lewis
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bruce Adams & Roy Lewis
Location: One mile west of Shepherd on the H. Dirden property, Wm Logan survey
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1956
End Year: 1956
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1956
Town: Shepherd
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
Other
Power Source: Diesel
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Two sawmills and a planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: In 1956, Roy Lewis and Bruce Adams had two sawmills and a planing mill one mile west of Shepherd on the H. Dirden property, Wm Logan survey. The first mill was powered by diesel and had a carriage, an edger, a trimmer, a conveyor, a mandrel, line shafts, saws, shed and other equipment. The second mill was powered by diesel and had a carriage, an edger, a trimmer, a conveyor, shafts, mandrels, saws, shed and other equipment. The planing mill was powered by diesel and had planers, fans, blowpipes, cutoff saws, a shed, a knife grinder and other equipment. They mortgaged their mills and equipment on May 28, 1956, for $12,500 to Peoples Bank of Shepherd.
Research Date: MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson