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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-68
Corporate Name: J. R. Wood
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. R. Wood
Location: Big Sandy
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Big Sandy
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 423 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: Unknown
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific, and St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: J. R. Wood appeared in the January 1907 Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association as a sawmiller. This may be the same J. R. Wood who was sawmilling at Gladewater in Gregg County.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M Johnson