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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-7
Corporate Name: B. F. Taylor
Local Name:
Owner Name: B. F. Taylor
Location: Whitehouse, in the southern part of the county
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1915
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1915
Town: Whitehouse
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: No cutting capacity listed for 1915
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: B. F. Taylor was reported to be sawmilling at Whitehouse in 1915. The Handbook of Texas reported that sawmills and grist mills were in operation at Whitehouse before the coming of the International & Great Northern in the 1870s.
Research Date: MCJ 04-16-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson