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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TR-20
Corporate Name: Katy Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. O. Evans, Hayne Nelms, and G. H. Motley, of Groveton. Katy Lumber Company
Location: Evans (Katy), between Josserand and Willard on the Missouri & Pacific
County: Trinity
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: September 1908
Town: Evans (Katy), between Josserand and Willard on the Missouri & Pacific
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: 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: A single circular sawmill and two steam dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Missouri, Kansas, & Texas
Historicial Development: The Katy Lumber Company was incorporated by Groveton interests with a capitalization of $40,000 in 1908. By September of that year, their sawmill plant was completed, and they were preparing to begin operations as soon as possible. The mill was running full time in Decmeber 1908, with its stock being sold by Clements & Company of Ft. Worth.
Research Date: JKG 9-1-93, MCJ 04-11-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson