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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-98
Corporate Name: Perry Connally
Local Name:
Owner Name: Perry Connally
Location: Bluewater
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1890
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: About 1890 to 1900
Town: Bluewater
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: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: Perry Connally operated a sawmill at Bluewater, in Polk County, sometime before the turn of the century. According to Ruth Peebles, in A Pictorial History of Polk County, Texas, Connally's sawmill provided the lumber that rebuilt the local church and school.
Research Date: MCJ 02-27-96
Prepared By: M Johnson