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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-64
Corporate Name: A. J. Whitaker
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. J. Whitaker. W. F. Murchison
Location: Unknown
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1916
End Year: 1916
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1916
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, cornmeal, shingles
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: Sawmill, shingle machine, and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: W. F. Murchison sold to A. J. Whitaker the “Ingram sawmill outfit” located near the Augusta and Crockett Road, on Dr. Bolton's land near the home of Nat Walker. Equipment included a steam engine, a boiler, a grist mill, a shingle machine, tools, buildings, a cutoff saw, and a blacksmith shop.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson