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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-33
Corporate Name: Wood County Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Wood County Lumber Company with J. J. Puckett
Location: Box 267, Mineola
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 23 years
Start Year: 1936
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1936 to 1958
Town: Mineola
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 3,626 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
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 Wood County Lumber Company was advertised for sale in The Gulf Coast Lumberman issue of November 15, 1956. Equipment included a “Sawmill complete with conveyor chain, fan, blowpipe, power unit.” The company was listed the following year in Nelson Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. According to Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958, the company was established in 1936, J. J. Puckett was managing the operation, and more than ten workers were employed at the plant.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson