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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-26
Corporate Name: Walker, Walker, and Lawrence
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lige Walker, George Walker, William Lawrence
Location: Longview
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1947
End Year: 1955
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1947 to mid 1950s
Town: Longview
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished 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: 10,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Lige Walker and his son George and son-in-law William Lawrence operated a sawmill and planing mill at Walker's Mill from the 1930s until 1942, when they moved it to Lansing Switch near Hallsville. They operated on the south side of Highway 80 for about five years, and then moved in 1947 to Longview, where they lasted until the mid 1950s.
Research Date: MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson