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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-61
Corporate Name: E. A. Oualline
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. A. Oualline
Location: Willis
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Willis
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 832 in 190, 2500 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine
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: 30000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 30,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, edgers, trimmers, steam kiln, planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: This mill was listed in the name of E. A. Qualline, which probably was misspelled and should have read E. A. Oualline. Oualline had been a prominent logging and sawmilling name in Montgomery County since the 1880s. This company was not listed in 1934 at Willis by the The Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson