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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-17
Corporate Name: Bouland & Watson sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bouland & Watson sawmill
Location: Paxton, four miles east of Tenaha
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1908
Town: Paxton
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 70 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine 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: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: Bouland and Watson mortgaged to the Bank of Tenaha for $1,010 for two hundred thousand feet of pine lumber stacked 200 yards west of the Paxton railroad switch on the Houston East & West Texas railroad.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson