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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-66
Corporate Name: E. M. Oualline and Sons
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. M. Oualline and Sons
Location: Keenan, west of Conroe and east of Montgomery
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1904, probably dismantled by 1906 or 1907
Town: Keenan
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 172 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber, boxes
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: 50000: 1904
Capacity Comments: Saw mill and planer 50,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Saw mill and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Coast, & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: Another mill (E. A. Oualline Sons) may be the same mill listed above. It also was listed in the Circular, and also in the Beaumont Enterprise, October 30, 1904, with a capacity of 50,000 feet. This mill may have been purchased at a sheriff's sale from A. E. Smith of Conroe.
Research Date: JKG 8-23-93, MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland , M Johnson