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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-68
Corporate Name: Longview Manufacturing Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Longview Manufacturing Company with H. M. Miller, T. R. Fridelle, and Northcutt Young & Co (W. G. Northcutt, T. S. S. Young, F. L. Whaley).
Location: Longview
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1878
End Year: 1878
Decades: 1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1878
Town: Longview
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Milled lumber for buggies and wagons
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill, planing mill, spoke mill, lathe mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern. Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: According to Gregg County records, Longview Manufacturing Company, consisting of H. M. Miller, T. R. Fridelle, and Northcutt Young & Co (W. G. Northcutt, T. S. S. Young, F. L. Whaley), was building wagons at Longview in 1878. Equipment consisted of steam machinery, a band saw, a spoke lathe, a planing mill, other saws and lathes, and a corn mill. This may have been the genesis of the Longview Lumber Company milling 70,000 feet daily at Longview in 1893.
Research Date: MCJ 04-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson