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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-134
Corporate Name: Lon Ware
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lon Ware
Location: About four miles north of San Augustine on Highway 147
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1950
End Year: 1950
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1950s
Town: North 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: Gasoline
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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Hubert Busby, when interviewed by Vernon Beasley, reported that Lon Ware ran a portable, gasoline-powered sawmill north of San Augustine on Highway 147 during the 1950s.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson