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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-122
Corporate Name: Ratcliff Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Ratcliff Lumber Company with J. H. and R. G. Ratcliff.
Location: Ratcliff
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1934
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1934
Town: Ratcliff
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
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: The Ratcliff Lumber Company, according to public records, was located at Ratcliff in 1934. That year it sold 50,000 feet of yellow pine lumber for $350 to John N. Snell of Houston.
Research Date: MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson