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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-44
Corporate Name: J. Litels
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. Litels
Location: Lamb
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1904
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1903 to 1904
Town: Lamb
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 108 in 1906
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 15000: 1904
Capacity Comments: 15,000 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: Gulf Coast & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: R.C. Miller and A. L. Miller of San Jacinto County sold sixteen acres to J. Litels in 1903 at Lamb. R. C. Miller owned a mill at Napier (Shepherd) near Lamb. The Beaumont Journal reported in 1904 that this mill could cut 15,000 feet of lumber daily.
Research Date: MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson