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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AN-81
Corporate Name: Eagle Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Eagle Lumber Company, W. E. Fondren and Graydon Robb
Location: Elkhart, south of Palestine
County: Anderson
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1908
Town: Elkhart, south of Palestine
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
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: 30000: 1908
Capacity Comments: 30,000-ft daily capacity in 1908
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Southern Lumberman in June 1908 reported that the Eagle Lumber Company of W. E. Fondren and Graydon Robb had opened a wholesale office in Houston and owned a sawmill at Palestine. In October, the journal stated the company plant a 30,000-ft daily capacity.
Research Date: MCJ 04-11-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson