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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-76
Corporate Name: Frank Thompson Shingle & Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Frank Thompson
Location: Six miles northeast of San Augustine
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 8 years
Start Year: 1915
End Year: 1922
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1915 to 1922
Town: Northeast of San Augustine
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and shingles
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 10-inch by 12-inch Ames steam engine and a 44-inch by 12-foot Houston Stanwood & Gamble boiler
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 15000: 1915
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily in 1915
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Saw and shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Frank Thompson was reported to be cutting daily 15,000 feet of yellow pine lumber at San Augustine in 1915. Frank Thompson's mill appeared in the San Augustine County Register of Chattel Mortgages and Liens on Machinery and Other Manufactured Articles Situated on Realty, I, on July 1, 1919. He had borrowed $533 using his shingle and sawmill as collateral. In 1922, on a $729.45 loan from Commercial Guaranty State Bank, he bought a steam engine and boiler, a Curtis shingle mill, etc.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson