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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-165
Corporate Name: Lake Creek Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lake Creek Lumber Company with C. S. Sibley, secretary; Donnelly Lumber Company with Charles Donnelly, president
Location: Virgie, on the International & Great Northern and Mill Creek, near Magnolia
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1900s
Town: Virgie
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 with “Arkansas” dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern tram
Historicial Development: The mill of the Donnelly Lumber Company at Virgie appeared in the January 1907 issue of the Lumbermen's Credit Association's Reference Book. It is possible that at this time the mill was a contract mill of the Texas and Louisiana Lumber Company. On November 30, 1907, Donnelly Lumber Company (Charles Donnelly, president) sold the company sawmill and assets at Virgie to the Lake Creek Lumber Company (C. S. Sibley, secretary). The “Texas Manufacturers” section of the “Roster: Lumbermen's Ass'n of Texas,” in the Southern Industrial and Lumber Review of July 1909, included the Lake Creek Lumber Company of Houston.
Research Date: JKG 11-3-93, MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson