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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-33
Corporate Name: J. E. Deggs
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. E. Deggs. A. J. Cowert.
Location: Shepherd
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1941
End Year: 1942
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1941 to 1942
Town: Shepherd
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished and rough lumber products
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: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: A. J. Cowert had a planing mill which he sold to J. E. Deggs. Deggs had a sawmill operation at Shepherd in 1941. He mortgaged the planer, #1 Mississippi, to the Peoples Bank of Shepherd that year. In 1942, Deggs mortgage and Hall & Brown #1 Mississippi planer to the Peoples Bank at Shepherd. Later that year, Deggs mortgaged his portable sawmill to the First National Bank at Cleveland.
Research Date: MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson