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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-110
Corporate Name: La Porte Saw & Pig Mill Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: La Porte Saw & Pig Mill Company (La Porte Lumber Company)
Location: La Porte
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1907
Town: La Porte
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 637 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and 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: 15000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Galveston, Houston & Northern (1899), which became in 1906, the Galveston, Harrisburg, & San Antonio
Historicial Development: La Porte Lumber Company may have bought the Kaiser & Schmidt plant at La Porte before 1905. This lumber operation was a double entity: the La Porte Saw & Pig Mill Company and the La Porte Lumber Company. By 1907, the entry in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907 was the La Porte Lumber Company.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson