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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-60
Corporate Name: Pete L. White, possibly once White & Son
Local Name:
Owner Name: Pete L. White, possibly once White & Son (1906)
Location: Lindale: Marchman and Arthur
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1928 to 1934
Town: Lindale
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 756 in 1905 and 1906; 1500 in 1928; 743 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 1928: Longleaf and shortleaf yellow pine; shingles. 1934: hardwood lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 20,000
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, edgers, trimmers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Missouri Pacific
Historicial Development: White & Son were listed in a 1906 railroad listing but not in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907. In 1928, P. L. White was operating a lumber and shingle mill in Lindale. In 1934, he was listed as a manufacturer of hardwood lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson