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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-6
Corporate Name: Arch Moore
Local Name:
Owner Name: Arch Moore. Joseph William Ogburn Lumber Co
Location: Near Shady Grove
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1915
End Year: 1925
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: About 1915 to the late 1920s
Town: Near Shady Grove
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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: Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Historicial Development: Joseph William Ogburn Lumber Co had a sawmill south of Winnsboro, according to "This Everlasting Sand Bed": Cultural Resources Investigations at the Texas Big Sandy Project, Wood and Upshur Counties, Texas. It operated from about 1915 to the later 1920s. Arch Moore bought the mill and moved it to the south of Hawkins.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson