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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-75
Corporate Name: R. G. Percival
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. G. Percival. D. E. Chipps.
Location: Cleveland
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1919
End Year: 1919
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1919
Town: Cleveland
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 302 in 1906, 5000 in 1928
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill with an edger, a cutoff saw, a saw mandrel with a three-block carriage, slab and sawdust conveyors, and lumber dollies
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southern Pacific
Historicial Development: D. E. Chipps owned a circular sawmill at Cleveland in 1919. He sold it and other machinery to R. G. Percival. Percival intended to dismantle and move the sawmill to Old Security, in Montgomery County.
Research Date: MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson