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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-165
Corporate Name: Robert B. Rowe
Local Name:
Owner Name: Robert B. Rowe
Location: Five miles west of San Augustine on Highway 21
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1992
End Year: 1996
Decades: 1990-1999
Period of Operation: 1992 to 1996
Town: West of San Augustine
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Ties, pallets, and posts
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Electric
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Weldon Beasley, in an oral interview with Vernon L. Beasley, noted that the Robert B. Rowe sawmill has been operating west of San Augustine since 1992. It mills ties, pallets, and posts. Rowe had a second mill at San Augustine.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96, LT 07-31-93
Prepared By: L Turner, M Johnson