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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-58
Corporate Name: O. O. Weaver
Local Name:
Owner Name: O. O. Weaver
Location: Winona
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 30 years
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1928 to 1957
Town: Winona
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 149 in 1906; 1100 in 1928; 500 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Red gum, red oak, and shortleaf yellow pine
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 15000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 1928: 10,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, edgers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: O. O. Weaver operated a small sawmill at Winona for thirty years and probably more. It appeared in the 1928 edition of the Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills, in the the The Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934, and in the 1957 edition of Nelson T. Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. Using circular saws, the mill cut could 10,000 feet daily of some hardwoods and shortleaf pine.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson