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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-58
Corporate Name: R. B. Kuteman
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. B. Kuteman
Location: Three and one half miles north of Mineola
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1893
End Year: 1893
Decades: 1880-1889,1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1884 to 1893
Town: North of Mineola
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: 10000: 1893
Capacity Comments: 10,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: R. B. Kuteman was reported, in 1893, to be cutting 20,000 feet daily at Mineola. He had a second mill, located about three and a miles north of Mineola on Lake Fork Creek of the Sabine River. It was cutting 10,000 feet daily in 1893. Nine years earlier Kuteman had sold the mill to a firm known as Bess and White but apparently took it back sometime later.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson