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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-150
Corporate Name: Gilmer Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Gilmer Lumber Company. Fred Eastwood, A. L. Mattox, R. W. Taylor
Location: On five acres just north and west of the Marshall and East Texas Railway
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1908
Town: Gilmer
Company Town: 2
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
Other
Power Source: W. K. Henderson boiler (12-foot by 42-inch) and a steam engine
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: Planing mill: trimmer, a Fay an Eagan moulder, one Center Crank Skinner steam engine, a Hall & Brown edger, a Hoyt planer, a resaw, one blower, three lumber trucks.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Marshall and East Texas Railway
Historicial Development: A deed of trust filed at Upshur County courthouse in 1908 noted that Gilmer Lumber Company had come under the management of R. W. Taylor of Harrison County. Taylor had received this mill and the Eastwood sawmill plant near Harleton that year in order to rid Eastwood of crippling debt. The planing mill was located just to the north and west of the Marshall & East Texas Railway depot in Gilmer. Equipment included an E. B. Hayes trimmer, a Fay an Eagan moulder, one Center Crank Skinner steam engine, a Hall & Brown edger, a Hoyt planer, a resaw, one blower, a W. K. Henderson boiler (12-foot by 42-inch), three lumber trucks, and all the lumber on the yard.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson