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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-109
Corporate Name: E. R. Ashley
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. R. Ashley
Location: Four miles south of Nacogdoches along the Houston East & West Texas (Lola, Garner's Switch, Garna)
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1889
End Year: 1889
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1889
Town: Lola (also known as Garner or Garner's Switch)
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed 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 and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: E. R. Ashley advertised in 1889 in the Nacogdoches News that he was manufacturer of all kinds of yellow pine lumber, rough and dressed. His mill was on the line of the Houston East & West Texas, located four miles south of Nacogdoches at Garner's Switch.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson