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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WL-1
Corporate Name: Bowles [Boze]
Local Name: Bowles sawmill
Owner Name: Bowles [Boze]
Location: Near Three Mile Creek, about two miles west of Macedonia Road, one mile east of Hegar on the S. C. Neill Survey
County: Waller
Years in Operation: 17 years
Start Year: 1913
End Year: 1929
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1920s
Town: Near Three Mile Creek, one mile east of Hegar
Company Town: 1
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: D. C. Williams states in Sawmills of Northeastern Waller County that this lumber plant was the Bowles sawmill while Ms. Abshier believes the proper name was Boze. Both agree that the sawmill was located about two miles west of Macedonia Road, near Three Mile Creek. Trees were felled with a crosscut saw, trimmed with an axe, and the hauled on ox- or mule-driven wagons to the mill. Water was hauled by barrel from Three Mile Creek and oak logs were burned in the boilers to power the mill.
Research Date: MCJ 04-01-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson