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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-35
Corporate Name: J. E. Street
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. E. Street
Location: Willow Springs, twelve miles northwest of Coldspring with the office at Coldspring
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 18 years
Start Year: 1949
End Year: 1966
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1949 to 1966
Town: Willow Spring
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
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. E. Street ran a small sawmill operation at Willow Springs, southeast of Oakhurst and west of Stephens Creek community, about half way to the Walker County line. In 1949, he mortgaged some logging equipment located at his “sawmill at Willow Springs, Texas.” The operation was listed in Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas 1966.
Research Date: MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson