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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-93
Corporate Name: South Texas Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: South Texas Lumber Company, probably affiliated with the West Lumber Company of James M. West.
Location: Wallisville
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1902
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1902
Town: Wallisville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 128 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed pine, ash, and cypress 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: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: An advertisement in the Liberty Vindicator on October 3, 1902, announced that the South Texas Lumber Company had a sawmill and planing mill at Wallisville. The company reported that it wanted to buy pine, ash, and cypress logs. South Texas Lumber was normally the merchandising end for the West Lumber Company. It probably had a contract for one the local mills to buy and market its manufactures.
Research Date: MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: M Johnson