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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-29
Corporate Name: D. Smith
Local Name:
Owner Name: D. Smith
Location: New Waverly, about sixteen miles north of Conroe
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880
Town: New Waverly
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough pine and hardwood (oak) lumber
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Pine and hardwood (oak) lumber sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Smith's sawmill is listed in the Lumberman's Directory of Saw Mills, Shingle Mills and Other Wood Working Factories in the Northwest, South and Southwest of 1880 at New Waverly.
Research Date: JKG 11-11-93, MCJ 03-30-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson