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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-135
Corporate Name: Smith-Cicero Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Smith-Cicero Lumber Company
Location: Boren
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1900 to 1905
Town: Boren
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: Unknown
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: M.T. and S.P.
Historicial Development: The firm of Smith-Cicero appeared in the January 1905 Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association as a manufacturer of lumber at Boren. They also ran a general store there and apparently operated lumber yards at Decatur, Wise County, and Fort Worth, Tarrant County. This is probably the Smith mill referred to in a Nacogdoches newspaper account of 1900. The report located the mill about five miles from Boren.
Research Date: JKG 12-10-93, MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson