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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CH-8
Corporate Name: Interstate Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: P. E. Parminter, E. D. Caruthers, W. A. Q. Miller. Interstate Lumber Company
Location: High Island
County: Chambers
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1904 to about 1905
Town: High Island
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
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: 75000: 1904
Capacity Comments: 75,000 feet of lumber daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf & Interstate (leased by the Santa Fe)
Historicial Development: The Beaumont Journal noted this new mill of the Interstate Lumber Company at High Island was capable of 75,000 feet daily. Its superintendent, P. E. Parmenter (sometimes spelled Parminter), became the company's first mill superintendent at Odelia the following year, indicating the High Island mill was closed and moved to the Odelia location, which was bought by Nona Mills Company.
Research Date: MCJ 04-02-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson