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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-12
Corporate Name: M. M. Maxwell
Local Name:
Owner Name: M. M. Maxwell
Location: Overton: intersection of 323 and 135
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: Overton
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: 30000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 30,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International and Great Northern
Historicial Development: M. M. Maxwell, according to the Southern Industrial and Lumber Review in 1906, had a sawmill at Overton on which he was cutting 30,000 feet of lumber daily. It did not operate for long, because the mill does not appear in trade journals or other mill listings after 1906.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson