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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TR-23
Corporate Name: W. A. Bell
Local Name:
Owner Name: Louis F. McClanahan, Frank L. McClanahan, and H. McClanahan
Location: Trice, fifteen miles southeast of Trinity, on the Beaumont & Great Northern
County: Trinity
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: About 1900 to 1908
Town: Trice
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Beaumont & Great Northern
Historicial Development: W. T. Block reported that the McClanahan Brothers operated a steam sawmill about 1900 along the tracks of the Beaumont & Great Northern, fifteen miles southeast of Trinity. By 1908, W. A. Bell owned a sawmill at Tryce, according to the Southern Lumberman.
Research Date: JKG 12-20-93, MCJ 04-11-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson