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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-30
Corporate Name: G. W. Reid & W. Roy Reed
Local Name: Bogalusa or Hardwood mill
Owner Name: G. W. Reid & W. Roy Reed. Former hardwood mill of Palmetto Lumber Company.
Location: Two and one half miles south of Oakhurst
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1922
End Year: 1922
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1922
Town: South of Oakhurst
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: G. W. Reid bought the old Palmetto Lumber Company hardwood sawmill two and a half miles south of Oakhurst in 1922. It was described in a San Jacinto County record on July 1, 1922, as “1 complete sawmill plant, with all appliances necessary to operate said sawmill plant, edgers, blacksmith shop. . . . everything appertaining to a sawmill.” In a document of June 12, 1923, this mill's property is described as having the sawmill, wagons, harness sets, and about 100,000 feet of uncut logs at the yard. G. W. Reid owned another mill five miles northeast of Oakhurst during these years.
Research Date: MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: M Johnson