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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-70
Corporate Name: J. W. Ferguson
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. W. Ferguson
Location: Ore City
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1934
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1934
Town: Ore City
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 525 in 1928; 250 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine 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: Port Boliver Iron Ore Railway (abandoned in 1927)
Historicial Development: J. W. Ferguson was manufacturing pine lumber at Ore City in 1934. He may have bought out Couch and Henderson, who had been sawmilling there in 1928.
Research Date: MCJ 4-18-94
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson