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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-27
Corporate Name: Crawford & Faulkner
Local Name:
Owner Name: B. P. Crawford and S. W. Faulkner. Willie and Green Ferguson.
Location: Four and a half miles east of New Waverly and two and a miles east of D. M. Angle's Switch
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1883
End Year: 1883
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1883
Town: East of D. M. Angle's Switch
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Research by W. T. Block has located the Crawford & Faulkner sawmill about two and a half miles east of D. M. Angle's Switch, itself two miles east of New Waverly. A mortgage filed in county records reveals that B. P. Crawford and S. W. Faulkner, in 1883, mortgage through W. F. Spiller, Trustee for Willie and Green Ferguson, for the latter's sawmill: “that property situated in Walker County” four and a half miles “east of New Waverly and” two and a half miles “east of D. M. Angle's Switch. . .” The steam-powered sawmill was sold to Crawford & Faulkner on January 22, 1883, along with four-wheel log wagons, six oxen, and 119,000 feet of lumber, to be delivered during the following seven months.
Research Date: MCJ 03-30-96
Prepared By: M Johnson