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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-92
Corporate Name: L. T. Falwell
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. T. Falwell. Pate Butler & Co., of H. D. Pate, H. C. Butler, and J. A. Pate. W. W. Butler. W. W. Butler and a Mr. Thomas.
Location: Seven miles from Carthage [Clayton?]
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1903
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1900 to 1903
Town: Seven miles from Carthage
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: Probably 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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas Sabine Valley & Northwestern, later Texas & Gulf
Historicial Development: A sawmill firm of Butler & Thomas contracted with Vaughan Lumber Company in 1899 to sell it its milled lumber. This mill was probably that of W. W. Thomas. W. W. Butler, according to Panola County records, owned a sawmill in Panola County during the year 1900. That year he contracted with a San Antonio lumber company to sell it his milled lumber. Butler sold the sawmill to H. D. Pate, H. C. Butler, and J. A. Pate for $3,000. The Panola County record notes that the mill was located about seven miles from Carthage, which possibly may have been present-day Clayton. Equipment included a drugstore, the sawmill, an edger, two log wagons, six yoke of oxen, two miles of tram road, and two cars, plus 175,000 feet of lumber at the mill. L. T. Falwell, according to the Panola County records, mortgaged with Pate Butler & Co. for sawmill machinery outfit on August 22, 1903, in the amount of $213. Equipment included the a sawframe, carriage and track, and a 60-inch saw.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson