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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-30
Corporate Name: Daniel T. Manning
Local Name:
Owner Name: chanel
Location: Sion, about a dozen miles northwest of Huntsville
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 and 1907
Town: Sion, northwest of Huntsville
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 93 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Huntsville: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: D. T. Manning was listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905 edition as a manufacturer of lumber at Sion, and again in 1907. Webb's the Handbook of Texas describes the community as “a sawmill site with a general store, daily mail delivery, and a population of 150 by 1896. . . . it was not listed in census reports after 1914.” Daniel T. Manning was enumerated in the Census of 1910 as a “sawmill owner” at Precinct 2, Residence 248.
Research Date: MCJ 03-30-96
Prepared By: M Johnson