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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-403
Corporate Name: W. T. Pinkard
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. T. Pinkard
Location: Price's Switch on the Neches River at the International & Great Northern railroad crossing
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1900
Town: Price's Switch
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
Other
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: According to the Cherokee County History, W. T. Pinkard owned timber pineries at Kickapoo. He erected a sawmill at Price's Switch on the Neches River at the International & Great Northern. Pinkard's loggers would cut the timber at Kickapoo, then float them down the Neches to Price's Switch where they would be snagged from the river and sawn. The final step was to ship the lumber from the switch on the I&GN railroad. Pinkard would also buy from other sawmillers. Francis & Huggins mortgaged (sold?) to W. T. Pinkard in 1907 four car loads of lumber for $660.
Research Date: MCJ 01-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson