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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-180
Corporate Name: East Texas Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: East Texas Lumber Company
Location: Four miles northwest of Gladewater and twelve miles south of Gilmer
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Gladewater
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
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: At Simms: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: The East Texas Lumber Company appeared in the January 1905 Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association. The only mill at Poerville in 1907 was the Iowa Lumber Company operation. The East Texas Lumber Company of Longview was a creditor of Langford Lumber Company, an Angelina County Lumber Company concern, in 1935. It first appeared in a credit listing in 1905 with a mill at Poerville in Bowie County. The Poerville mill was not listed in the 1907 edition under East Texas Lumber but rather under the Iowa Lumber Company. The Beckville mill appeared only in the 1907 edition. The Gladewater plant of A. M. Phillips was bought by East Texas Lumber Company in 1907, plus a lease was negotiated for standing timber eleven inches and up. The plant was four miles northwest of Gladewater and twelve miles south of Gilmer.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M Johnson