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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-7
Corporate Name: Bowden Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bowden Lumber Company with W. Bowden, Partner, in 1966. Bob Balland and B. Broughton in 1987.
Location: Mineola
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 22 years
Start Year: 1966
End Year: 1987
Decades: 1960-1969,1970-1979,1980-1989
Period of Operation: 1966 to 1987
Town: Mineola
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed lumber, other manufacturing. 1987-pallets, 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: 1,000,000 feet in 1973
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Bowden Lumber Company had a sawmill outfit located at Mineola from the 1960s to 1980s. It initially produced rough and dressed lumber plus some other manufacturing. The mill cut a million board feet in 1973. In 1987, the company was producing lumber and pallets.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson