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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-73
Corporate Name: Tyler Box & Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Tyler Box & Lumber Company
Location: Tyler
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1902 to 1905
Town: Tyler
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 8,069 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and boxes
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: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and box factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern; St. Louis & Southwestern
Historicial Development: A newspaper reported in 1902 that a new box factory had been completed at Tyler, which would be able to supply the need for boxes and crates for the fruit and truck growers of the county. The Tyler Box & Lumber Company company was listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905 and again in 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M Johnson