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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-149
Corporate Name: B. F. Phillips
Local Name:
Owner Name: B. F. Phillips
Location: Near Ferguson's Switch
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1923
End Year: 1923
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1923
Town: Ferguson's switch
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
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: Planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific, St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: According to county deed of trust records, this mill was located “in the angle formed by the Texas & Pacific Railway and the cotton Belt Railway, being the same land on which the planing mill of B. F. Phillips is now situated,” according to deed of trust records.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson