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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-92
Corporate Name: Lang Smith
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lang Smith
Location: Lovelady: Highway 280 and Missouri Pacific tracks
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1915
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1915
Town: Lovelady
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 700 in 1907
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 20000: 1915
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern (Missouri Pacific)
Historicial Development: Lang Smith was reported by the Directory of American Sawmills to be cutting 20,000 feet daily of yellow pine lumber at Lovelady in 1915.
Research Date: MCJ 2-20-96
Prepared By: M Johnson