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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-175
Corporate Name: Midline Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Midline Lumber Company. Arthur J. Schureman of Schureman-Fall Lumber Company.
Location: Midline Switch, six miles east of Willis on the Waverly Road
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1899
End Year: 1901
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1899 to 1901
Town: Midline Switch
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
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: The Schureman and Fall Lumber sale of April 13, 1901, to Midline Lumber included as follow: the interest of Schureman-Fall Lumber Company of Harris County in a tram railroad at Midline Switch, including a locomotive, four logging cars, and all rails bought from George M. Dilley & Sons of Palestine, Texas, on December 3, 1899. The price was $1,300 cash and $3,300 in liens. Midline Lumber sold the mill back to the original owners on January 16, 1900. Schureman was from Harris County.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson