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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-39
Corporate Name: Fred Eastwood
Local Name:
Owner Name: Fred Eastwood
Location: La Fayette
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: La Fayette
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 300 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Three steam boilers and two engines,
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, two saws, two edgers, a resaw, a Hoyt planer, a log car, four log wagons, three road wagons
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: At Pittsburgh: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt), the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Historicial Development: The firm of Fred Eastwood appeared in the January 1905 Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association and the 1907 listing. He may have bought out R. J. Freeman at La Fayette. In 1907, Eastwood mortgaged with W. C. Barnwell, for $6,000, his sawmill property. This included 578 acres, three boilers, two engines, two saws, two edgers, a resaw, a Hoyt planer, a log car, four log wagons, three road wagons, etc. The location of the sawmill was not identified.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M Johnson