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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-103
Corporate Name: William T. Faircloth
Local Name:
Owner Name: William T. Faircloth
Location: Magnolia, near Rocky Creek
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1890
End Year: 1890
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1890s
Town: Magnolia, near Rocky Creek
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, cornmeal, cotton
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill, grist mill, and cotton gin.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: William T. Faircloth, according to Ruth Peebles, moved from Angelina County with his family in 1890 to Magnolia, about three miles from Onalaska. Faircloth was a barber, but came to farm. He ended up owning a sawmill, grist mill, cotton gin, farm, and general store.
Research Date: MCJ 02-27-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson