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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AN-59
Corporate Name: R. L. Dean
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. L. Dean
Location: Palestine
County: Anderson
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Palestine
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 8,297 in 1906; 16000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Red and black gum, red and white oak, 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: 15,000 feet
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; Texas State
Historicial Development: R. L. Dean was operating a circular sawmill in Palestine in 1928.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M Johnson