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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TY-18
Corporate Name: Colmesneil Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: S. H. Meadows, Trustee. This may be the Colmesneil mill of Robert I. Douglas.
Location: Colmesneil
County: Tyler
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1897
End Year: 1897
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1890s
Town: Colmesneil
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: Texas and New Orleans, Trinity and Sabine
Historicial Development: The Galveston Daily News reported on January 30, 1897 that the Colmesneil Lumber Company was in the hands of S. H. Meadows, trustee, and that the properties would be auctioned off on February 2, 1897.
Research Date: JKG 9-1-93, MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson