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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: OR-26
Corporate Name: Miller-Vidor Logging Camp
Local Name:
Owner Name: Miller-Vidor Logging Camp
Location: Vidor, established on the Texas & New Orleans
County: Orange
Years in Operation: 14 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1920
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1907 to about 1920
Town: Vidor
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 175
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Sawlogs and sawtimber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Animals and machinery
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 600,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Logging equipment
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southern Pacific tram
Historicial Development: The Miller-Vidor Lumber Company had logging trams running into its camp at Vidor to a skidway on the east bank of the Neches River. Employing 175 men, the camp could send daily 600,000 feet to its mills, either floating logs down the Neches or over the Southern Pacific. Company commissary and housing were provided for the men, which numbered almost 175. About 1920, the camp was shifted to either the Lakeview or Wiess Bluff area.
Research Date: MCJ 03-24-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson