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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-24
Corporate Name: Southern Mills Company
Local Name: Sacul
Owner Name: Southern Mills Company. Morrison, McClennon & Tingle Mill.
Location: South of 204 at Delmonte and 837
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1908
Town: Dalmont
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished 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: 40000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 40,000 feet of lumber daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & New Orleans and the Caro Northern Railway of the Whiteman-Decker Lumber Company
Historicial Development: The firm of Morrison, McClendon and Tingle had built a mill about two miles north of Sacul after the coming of the Texas & New Orleans to the area. It initially sent its rough lumber to Caruthers Lumber for planing. It moved to the Caro area by 1908, where it had established a planing mill in 1906. The firm had dropped Tingle by 1906. That year, it was selling planed lumber from its planing mill at Dalmont to Southern Mills Company. Morrison and McClendon sold the planing mill to Southern Mills Company in September, 1906. The company in 1908 gave a deed of trust to Cushing Land & Timber Co of T. J. Williams on a sawmill, lumber, yards on the Whiteman-Decker Lumber Railroad, a sawmill, an edger, boiler, engines, and timber located west and south of the mill tract near the lumber railroad. When Southern Mills Company closed out its interests in Nacogdoches County in 1908 and 1909, the Dalmont operation closed as well.
Research Date: LAT 08-08-93, JKG 12-15-93, MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: L. Turner, J. Gerland, M. Johnson