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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MA-70
Corporate Name: Thomason & Caldwell
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. J. Thomason & W. T. Caldwell lease from W. D. Chew
Location: Eighteen acres on Jims Bayou
County: Marion
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1909
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1909
Town: Northern portion of county
Company Town: 1
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
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: Sawmill, dry kilns, lumber yard
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown company tram
Historicial Development: W. D. Chew owned a sawmill site on Jims Bayou in Marion County. He leased it, with the dry kilns, lumber yard, tram way, and tenant houses, in 1909, to W. J. Thomason and W. T. Caldwell.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M Johnson