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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LE-30
Corporate Name: C. L. Morgan
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. L. Morgan
Location: Oakwood
County: Leon
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1924
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: About 1920 to 1924
Town: Oakwood
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood lumber for car parts
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: C. L. Morgan, of Longview, Texas, had a lumber mill at Oakwood, on the Trinity River, in the early 1920s, according to his daughter, Lucille Terry. This mill, much like the Brookfield Bluff operation that operated at the same time, cut hardwood lumber for the car parts market in Detroit. The mill was supervised by C. L.'s brother, T. C. Morgan. C. L. Morgan, a sawmiller from Longview, also had mills at Jefferson, Marion County, as well as Brookfield Bluff, Houston County.
Research Date: MCJ 03-11-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson