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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: VZ-13
Corporate Name: Big Four Lumber & Shingle Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Big Four Lumber & Shingle Company. Lester W. David of Baline and Herbert Gilley.
Location: Van Zandt
County: Van Zandt
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1908
Town: Van Zandt
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and shingles
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 and shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to the American Lumberman, the Big Four Lumber & Shingle Company of Van Zandt sold their plant to Lester W. David of Baline and Herbert Gilley of New Westminster, B. C., for $100,000.
Research Date: MCJ 04-10-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson