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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-126
Corporate Name: Venn Crosstie Mfg Co
Local Name:
Owner Name: Venn Crosstie Mfg Co with J. E. Venn
Location: Big Sandy
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1956
End Year: 1960
Decades: 1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1956 to 1960
Town: Big Sandy
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Railroad crossties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably electric
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: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Directory of Texas Manufacturers, 1956-1958 lists Venn Crosstie Mfg Co at Big Sandy. In 1956, J. E. Venn was supervising more than twenty-five workers making railroad crossties. The directory did not list the company in its edition of 1960.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson