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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-203
Corporate Name: Wall and Brother
Local Name:
Owner Name: Wall and Brother
Location: About eight miles west of San Augustine
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1885
End Year: 1885
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1885
Town: West 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: Unknown
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: The Walls acquired a sawmill west of San Augustine in 1885. They mortgaged an one-half interest for $100 in it to a local merchant and money lender, E. A. Blount. This Wall is probably the same W. H. Wall who appears repeatedly in early county records as being involved in the sawmill business. This concern does not appear in either the 1870 Products of Industry or the 1880 Special Schedules of Manufactures for San Augustine County.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson