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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-74
Corporate Name: F. L. Howard
Local Name:
Owner Name: F. L. Howard. E. L. Thomas and Mrs. J. W. Thomason
Location: Four miles east of Conroe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 13 years
Start Year: 1945
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1945 to 1957
Town: Conroe
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
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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: E. L. Thomason and Mrs. J. W. Thomason, a widow, sold their sawmill for $650 to F. L. Howard in September, 1945. It was located four miles east of Conroe. This may have evolved into the Howard Lumber Company listed at Conroe in Nelson T. Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas, published in 1957.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson