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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-98
Corporate Name: W. R. Pickering Lumber Company near Milam
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. R. Pickering Lumber Company near Milam
Location: Near Milam
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1920
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1920s
Town: Near Milam
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Logging Camp
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Animals and 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: Logging equipment.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Pickering tram
Historicial Development: In an oral interview with Vernon L. Beasley, Mrs. Dixie Sparks recalled that Pickering Lumber Company had a logging front based at Milam during the 1920s. It would have been linked with the Pickering mill at Haslam, close to the Sabine River in Shelby County, by the Pickering logging tram road.
Research Date: MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson