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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-74
Corporate Name: Lafayette “Fate” Davis
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lafayette “Fate” Davis
Location: Big Sandy
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Big Sandy
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: 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: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: Lafayette “Fate” Davis owned a sawmill at Big Sandy, in Polk County, according to a reprint from The Polk County Enterprise, published on October 1, 1988. The steam sawmill on Big Sandy Creek blew up on October 11, 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 02-27-96
Prepared By: M Johnson