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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-96
Corporate Name: Louis Werner Sawmill Co
Local Name:
Owner Name: Louis Werner Sawmill Co. A. G. Brooke & J. G. Woolworth, Trustees, for State Line Lumber Company. State Line Lumber: J. W. and T. C. Davis
Location: Six miles north of De Berry, east bank of Sabine River
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907 to 1908
Town: North of De Berry
Company Town: 2
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
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Probably Marshall & East Texas
Historicial Development: State Line Lumber Company had been operating a sawmill plant about six miles north of De Berry, located on the east side of the Sabine River. Apparently the company defaulted on its payments, for it was sold by its officers, J. W. Davis and T C. Davis, to A. G. Brooke and J. G. Woolworth, as Trustees, in 1907, for $1,500. In May of 1908, Brooke & Woolworth sold the former State Line Lumber plant to Louis Werner Sawmill Co for $1.00 and other considerations.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson