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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-34
Corporate Name: E. B. West
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. B. West. T. C. Mitchell. T. C. Mitchell and C. E. McClelland.
Location: Gilmer
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Gilmer
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1,758 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished yellow pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: 11-inch by 14-inch Atlas steam engine
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: Fisher and Davis sawmill, a 48-inch by 12-inch Atlas steam boiler, a Curtis edger, a #522 Franks planer, eight mules, two log wagons, and a Fisher & Davis pony surfacer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt); Texas Southern
Historicial Development: The Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907 reported that E. B. West had a planing mill at Gilmer in 1907. The T. C. Mitchell sawmill at Gilmer was sold to E. B. West in September 1907 for $7,000, according to Upshur County records. Property included the sawmill plant, sawtimber contracts, and the land on ten acres leased from J. O. Reynolds, which in included a Fisher and Davis sawmill, an 11-inch by 14-inch Atlas steam engine, a 48-inch by 12-inch Atlas steam boiler, a Curtis edger, a #522 Franks planer, eight mules, two log wagons, and a Fisher & Davis pony surfacer. The site earlier belonged to T. C. Mitchell and C. E. McClelland.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson