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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-13
Corporate Name: Green & Duncan Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Green & Duncan Lumber Company. Worthington-Green Lumber Company. Blount & Perry Lumber Company with E. A. Blount
Location: Ponta at 4307 and railroad tracks
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1907 to 1910
Town: Ponta
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: 25000: 1909
Capacity Comments: Estimated in excess of 25,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas and New Orleans (later Southern Pacific)
Historicial Development: According to a trade journal of the day, Blount & Perry Lumber Company operated a sawmill at Ponta, in Cherokee County, in 1907. Cherokee County records clarify that this was a sawmill plant of E. A. Blount of Nacogdoches. On February 9, 1907, Green & Duncan Lumber Company (also known as Worthington-Green) bought for $13,000 from E. A. Blount five log wagons, twenty-six oxen, the planer and its machinery, all of the Blount & Perry sawmill plant, and 600,000 feet of rough lumber. The Blount & Perry company, in February 1910, was still in business, according to a Nacogdoches newspaper report.
Research Date: MCJ 04-11-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson