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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-40
Corporate Name: G. A. Gunstream
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. A. Gunstream
Location: Near Shady Grove
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1890
End Year: 1899
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: During the 1890s
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: 20-horsepower 9-inch by 18-inch steam engine with a 40-inch by 11.5-inch boiler, both portable.
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: Double circular sawmill with a 52-inch saw
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The G. A. Gunstream sawmill, according to "This Everlasting Sand Bed": Cultural Resources Investigations at the Texas Big Sandy Project, Wood and Upshur Counties, Texas, was a classic example of a “peckerwood mill.” The sawmill, boiler, blacksmithing tools, and engine were portable.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson