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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WL-9
Corporate Name: J. H. Turpin
Local Name: Turpin sawmill
Owner Name: J. H. Turpin
Location: Northeastern Waller County
County: Waller
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1925
End Year: 1925
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: Mid 1920s
Town: Rosehill
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough pine lumber
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Turpin's mill was not a success, operating irregularly for about one year before closing down. Loggers cut nearby timber with crosscut saws and skidded the logs in with mule teams.
Research Date: MCJ 04-01-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson