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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-1
Corporate Name: A. A. Bussell
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. A. Bussell. J. H. Bussell
Location: Lovelady
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1903 to 1906
Town: Lovelady
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 700 in 1907
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, cornmeal, cotton, sugar
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: 2000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 2,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill, grist mill, cotton gin and press, and sugar mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International and Great Northern
Historicial Development: J. H. Bussell ran a multi-mill operation near Lovelady, located on a twenty-one acre tract near Lovelady. His plant included a small sawmill, a sugar mill, a cotton gin and press, and a grist mill. He sold it for $600 to A. A. Bussell on September 10, 1903. A. A. Bussell's small sawmill output was reported to be 2,000 feet daily in 1906.
Research Date: JKG 8-23-93, MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson