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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-11
Corporate Name: Barrett & Cline Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Barrett & Cline Lumber Company. C. G. Barrett and Brazil D. Cline.
Location: Barrett's Switch, one mile south of Phelps
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 15 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1919
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: About 1905 to 1919
Town: Barrett's Switch
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 67 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 10000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 10,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The American Lumberman reported that Barrett & Cline intended to construct a mill and tram roads on its property in Walker County. It was listed in a 1905 credit-rating journal. The Southern Industrial and Lumber Review reported that the daily cut in 1906 was 10,000 feet. It was listed in the 1907 Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association. The 1911 Texas Almanac Map of Railroads details that a switch of Barrett's is located in Walker County on the International & Great Northern.
Research Date: MCJ 03-30-96
Prepared By: M Johnson