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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WL-6
Corporate Name: Drury Izard
Local Name: Izard sawmill
Owner Name: Drury Izard
Location: In Waller, at the end of present-day Snow Road
County: Waller
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1930
End Year: 1933
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: Early 1930s
Town: Waller
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough cut yellow pine
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Fordson tractor
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Small
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: Drury Izard operated a sawmill at what is now the end of present-day Snow Road in Waller during the 1930s. In lieu of a mill pond, Izard had water piped from a well near his home. Logging was done with a crosscut saw; the logs were rolled onto wagons with skid poles and then hauled by mule-drawn wagon to mill. The sawmill closed when the timber became exhausted; its iron parts were sold to the Reinhardt mill.
Research Date: MCJ 04-01-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson