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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-41
Corporate Name: George W. Fouke
Local Name:
Owner Name: George W. Fouke, F. J. Fouke, and T. P. West
Location: Hawkins (Fouke's Mill)
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1915
Town: Hawkins (Fouke's Mill)
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 227 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow pine dimension and yard stock
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 50000: 1915
Capacity Comments: 50,000 feet daily in 1915
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: Fouke, noted "This Everlasting Sand Bed": Cultural Resources Investigations at the Texas Big Sandy Project, Wood and Upshur Counties, Texas was operating a logging tram road and a mill north of Hawkins and west of Rhonesboro in 1906. The American Lumberman reported that the George W. Fouke Lumber Company authorized capital of $250,000 in 1908. Partners are George W. Fouke, F. J. Fouke, and T. P. West. The mill was listed as cutting 50,000 feet daily of pine yardstock and dimension in 1915 at Hawkins.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson