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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-18
Corporate Name: E. O. Shamberger
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. O. Shamberger (Shamburger)
Location: Quitman
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Quitman
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1,200 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Red and white oak, shortleaf yellow pine
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: 3000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 3,000 feet daily on sawmill and 10,000 on planing mill
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill and planing mill, resaw.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific; Missouri, Kansas, & Texas; International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: E. O. Shamberger operated a circular sawmill and planing mill at Quitman in 1928. This may be Ed or E. O. Shamburger who operated mills at Hawkins and Pine Mills in Wood County twenty years earlier.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson