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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-18
Corporate Name: Evans Lumber Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Evans Lumber Co. C. M. Yates.
Location: The J. C. Hogue pasture near Coldspring
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 15 years
Start Year: 1944
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1944 to about 1958
Town: Coldspring
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Diesel and gasoline
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: Portable sawmill with carriage, edger, trimmer, and cutoff saw
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The W. P. Evans Lumber Co. of Coldspring was the forerunner of the Evans Lumber Co. there. In 1944, W. P. Evans Lumber mortgaged to the Peoples Bank of Shepherd a Red Seal diesel engine, a portable sawmill with a carriage, edger, and cutoff saw, and a 1937 Buick motor. The mill had been from C. M. Yates on May 20, 1944. Yates had been sawing the year before in Timpson, where he had bought the sawmill outfit. The Evans Lumber Co appeared in the 1957 edition of Nelson T. Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas and in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958.
Research Date: MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson