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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-157
Corporate Name: East and West Texas Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: East and West Texas Lumber Company
Location: On Little Cypress Bayou four miles northwest of Gilmer
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1888
End Year: 1888
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1888
Town: Northwest of Gilmer
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Owens Lane and Dyer 12-inch by 20-inch 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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. L. Barr was a mechanic who worked on the steam machinery of the East and West Texas Lumber Company, headquartered at Gilmer. The company had mills at Gilmer and about four miles northwest of Gilmer. The Gilmer mill on Block 26 operated a Kingsland and Ferguson 12-inch by 20-inch steam engine. Mill No. 3 was located on Little Cypress Bayou; it had an Owens Lane and Dyer 12-inch by 20-inch steam engine.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M Johnson