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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-162
Corporate Name: Levi Garrett & Jay Maxwell Shingle Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Levi Garrett Mill
Location: Joaquin
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1904 to 1909
Town: Joaquin
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 184 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Atlas 9-inch by 14-inch steam engine and an Atlas 36-inch by 12-ft boiler
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Shingle machine, a bolting machine, two shingle presses, and shingle saws.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston, East & West Texas
Historicial Development: Levi Garrett's first shingle business at Joaquin terminated by March, 1904. During that month, his shingle machine, known as the “Levi Garrett” shingle mill, was the object of Deed of Trust by J. N. McMeekin and David Patrick. The shingle mill was located three and one half miles north of Joaquin. Levi Garrett and Jay Maxwell operated another small shingle machine company at Joaquin in opposition to I. F. Miller and T. E. Jones of Center during the latter part of twentieth century's first decade. Their equipment consisted of a shingle mill, an Atlas 9-inch by 14-inch steam engine and an Atlas 36-inch by 12-ft boiler, a bolting machine, two shingle presses, and shingle saws. They apparently did not uphold their mortgage obligations, for they did not appear in Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907. Several days before Christmas in 1909, J. H. Goodwin transferred Garrett's mortgage and his shingle machine from Garrett to I. F. Miller, thus officially terminating the business of Garrett and Maxwell.
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson