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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-50
Corporate Name: H. M. Couch
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. M. Couch
Location: James
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: James
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 300 in 1928; 108 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 5000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 5,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Port Boliver Iron Ore Railway (abandoned in 1927)
Historicial Development: H. M. Couch was sawing shortleaf yellow pine at James in 1928.
Research Date: MCJ 3-29-94
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson