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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-29
Corporate Name: Landis Turpentine Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Landis Turpentine Company
Location: near Sour Lake
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1908 to 1909
Town: near Sour Lake
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Turpentine, resin, cups, can, staves.
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Naval stores mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Angelina & Neches River Railroad
Historicial Development: The turpentine and resin camp of Landis Turpentine Company near Sour Lake, where it had been for some time, was closed for good in January 1909. E. M. and Crawford Pringle, who had directed operations, moved on to Louisiana with the company to run another turpentine operation.
Research Date: MCJ 04-11-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson