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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-50
Corporate Name: Charles Blackburn
Local Name:
Owner Name: Charles and Jess Blackburn
Location: Chancy Switch, five miles west of Lufkin
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1910
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: Late 1910s
Town: Chancy Switch, west of Lufkin
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: Unknown
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: Unknown
Historicial Development: Melvin Aldridge, a life-long, 87-year old area resident, told V. L. Beasley that Charles and Jess Blackburn operated a small sawmill at Chancy Switch for several years before 1920. Charley Blackburn sawmilled in the county until 1954, according to his wife, Peggy Blackburn Gipson.
Research Date: MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson