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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AN-43
Corporate Name: Koepnich Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Koepnich Lumber Company
Location: Slocum: FM 2022 and highway 294
County: Anderson
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Slocum, south of Palestine
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 400 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwoods and shortleaf yellow pine; crossties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 35000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 35,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, edgers, trimmers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The Koepnich Lumber Company had a circular sawmill at Slocum in 1928
Research Date: JKG 10-15-93, MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson