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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-88
Corporate Name: M. B. Pursley Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: M. B. Pursley Lumber Company with M. B. Pursley.
Location: Huntsville
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1956
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1956 to 1958
Town: Huntsville
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished lumber
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: Planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 noted that Pursely had a planing mill at Huntsville. Pursley operated sawmills in other parts of the county.
Research Date: JKG 8-27-93, MCJ 03-31-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M. Johnson