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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: OR-44
Corporate Name: Russ Daniel Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Russ Daniel Lumber Company
Location: Oilla, north of Orange on the Texas and New Orleans railroad
County: Orange
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1915
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: About 1915
Town: Oilla
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Steam
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Dimensions, timbers, lathes, box shooks, crossties, shingles
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: 35000: 1915
Capacity Comments: 35,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas and New Orleans
Historicial Development: The Russ Daniel Lumber Company operated a sawmill at Oilla about 1915. It employed about thirty-five men and cut about 35,000 feet of lumber daily. It produced dimension, timber, laths, box shooks, crossties, and shingles.
Research Date: MCJ 0-24-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson