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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-121
Corporate Name: Moore & Dunlap Tie Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. A. Moore and E. F. Dunlap
Location: Fairchild Switch, four miles south of Lufkin. Rail stop for Hoshall (Bitterweed) (Collwood).
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1913
End Year: 1913
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1913
Town: Fairchild Switch
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Ties
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Tie mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston & East West Texas
Historicial Development: Angelina County records note that C. A. Moore and E. F. Dunlap owned and operated a tie mill at Fairchild's Switch, four miles south of Lufkin, on the tracks of the Houston East & West Texas. Indebtedness and creditors forced a sheriff's sale in 1913.
Research Date: MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson