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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TY-39
Corporate Name: M. L. Spinks
Local Name:
Owner Name: M. L. Spinks
Location: Colmesneil
County: Tyler
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1934
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1934
Town: Colmesneil
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2,000 in 1928; 719 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Poles, pilings, and ties.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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: Southern Pacific.
Historicial Development: M. L. Spinks' lumber-manufacturing operation is listed at Colmesneil in the 1934 The Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book. On 30 March 1948, the Sturgis Lumber Company, with plants at Hemphill and Jasper, sold to M. L. Spinks the old Fisher Lumber Company sawmill and planing mill, which Sturgis Lumber had bought eighteen days earlier.
Research Date: JKG 12-10-93, MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson