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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-52
Corporate Name: Charles Louis [Klein] Kelty
Local Name:
Owner Name: Charles Louis [Klein] Kelty. Samuel Rich. P. R. Wilson.
Location: Near Homer
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1870
End Year: 1875
Decades: 1870-1879
Period of Operation: About 1870 to 1875
Town: Homer
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber, ginned cotton, cornmeal
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, cotton gin, grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Samuel Rich had a steam mill located at Homer in 1875, which operated a sawmill, grist mill, and a cotton gin. He had earlier purchased it from P. R. Wilson. Rich sold it to Charles Louis Kelty that year.
Research Date: MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson