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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-20
Corporate Name: Carlisle-Pennel Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Carlisle- Pennel Lumber Company. William Carlisle, J.C. Pennel.
Location: Livingston, about seventeen miles southeast of Onalaska, near the Trinity
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Livingston, southeast of Onalaska
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1,024 in 1906; 2500 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 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: Probably a single circular
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: In 1907, a Carlisle-Pennel mill appeared at Livingston, according to the LCA. The major mill for the company was at Onalaska, about seventeen miles distant. The company may have bought the E. M. Wood plant, which had been cutting 40,000 feet daily in 1906 at Livingston.
Research Date: MCJ 02-26-96
Prepared By: M Johnson