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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-28
Corporate Name: Booth Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Booth Lumber Company R. E. Booth doing business as Booth Lumber Company (possibly the old Fisher Lumber Company - Sturgis Lumber Company mill)
Location: On twenty acres of E. Quick Grant, Abstract 35, one mile southeast of San Augustine
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1957
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1957
Town: South of San Augustine
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: Corliss sawmill and # 94 Berlin planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to San Augustine county records, R. E. Booth as Booth Lumber Company sold for $10 to Hutchings Sealy National Bank of Galveston a sawmill and planing mill, located one mile southeast of San Augustine. Equipment included one GMC power unit, one HD Corliss sawmill, six circular saws, grinder, one Tower 5-saw edger, one U-2 International power unit, one electric motor, one 18-inch blower, one #94 Berlin planer, one UD-18 power unit, one cutoff saw, one Hall & Brown grinder, one 20-feet Cunningham double-end trimmer, and one lumber shed 24-feet by 100-feet.
Research Date: JKG, 8-20-93 MCJ 02-19-96, LT 07-31-93
Prepared By: L Turner, J. Gerland, M. Johnson