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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-21
Corporate Name: Floyd Wallace
Local Name:
Owner Name: Floyd Wallace
Location: Coldspring
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1946
End Year: 1947
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1946 to 1947
Town: Coldspring
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Milled and dressed lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: International 110-horsepower engine
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: Sawmill and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Floyd Wallace mortgaged, in 1946, his sawmill and planer to Commercial National Bank, in Nacogdoches, for $5,010. This may be the same Floyd Wallace who was sawmilling at Cushing in 1934. In 1947, Wallace executed a mortgage, on March 18, 1947, to the Commercial National Bank on his sawmill, twenty horses and mules and six log wagons. The following month, he mortgaged to Peoples Bank of Shepherd two log trailers. In May, 1947, he mortgaged to Peoples Bank some livestock and trailors located at his mill site at Coldspring. In July, 1947, another mortgage revealed he had a new International 110-horsepower engine, five trucks, and a trailer.
Research Date: MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson