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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-259
Corporate Name: W. R. McManus
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. R. McManus. Cameron Lumber Company.
Location: Several miles south of Nacogdoches
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1902
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1902
Town: South of Nacogdoches
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Ties
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: Tie mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: The newspaper reported that W. R. McManus was a tie contractor, working under contract to Cameron Lumber Company [probably for the Cameron plant at Michelli on the south bank of Angelina River on the Texas & New Orleans]. McManus had moved his tie camp from a location several miles south of Nacogdoches to a location four miles north of Mahl.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson