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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-35
Corporate Name: E. L. Lawrence
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. L. Lawrence
Location: Gilmer
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Gilmer
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1,758 in 1905; 5,000 in 1928; 1963 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Red and white oak, shortleaf yellow pine; timbers.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 10000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 10,000 feet daily in 1928
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers, rotary
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: According to the Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills, E. L. Lawrence had a sawmill and planing mill at Gilmer in 1928, but it apparently did not survive the Great Depression.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson