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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-41
Corporate Name: Angelina County stave camps
Local Name:
Owner Name: Angelina County stave camps
Location: Retrieve, near Shawnee Creek, south of Huntington, also known as Ozias
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1904
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1904
Town: Shawnee Creek (Retrieve, Ozias)
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Staves
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Unknown
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & New Orleans (Southern Pacific)
Historicial Development: The Beaumont Journal mentioned in 1904 that two stave camps operated on Shawnee Creek near the tracks of the Texas & New Orleans. Headquartered in Huntington, each camp provided work for fifteen to thirty-five men.
Research Date: MCJ 01-09-96
Prepared By: M Johnson