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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GA-6
Corporate Name: George Page & Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: George Page
Location: Houston and Galveston
County: Galveston
Years in Operation: 22 years
Start Year: 1848
End Year: 1869
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1848 to 1869
Town: Houston and Galveston
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Sawmill machinery
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: 600 to 5,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: An ad and article in a local newspaper reported in 1848 that George Page was an inventor of machinery for sawmills, cotton gins, and grist mills. This mill may have been a demonstration model rather than a production mill. The George Page & Co was still advertising its wares in 1869.
Research Date: MCJ 04-15-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson