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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-174
Corporate Name: W. W. Manning
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. W. Manning
Location: 290 acres on the V. Michelli Grant
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1881
End Year: 1885
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1881 to 1885
Town: Michelli Grant
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East West Texas
Historicial Development: W. W. Manning, an associate of the Manning-Rush sawmill firm at Homer, operated another sawmill, located on the V. Michelli grant from 1881 to 1885. His tools were appraised at figures from $3,400 to $4,000 for those years. Total value was appraised in the area of $8,000.
Research Date: JKG 2-15-94, MCJ 01-17-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson