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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-54
Corporate Name: J. W. Allen & Brother
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. W. Allen & Brother
Location: Clarksville: Cherry and Missouri Pacific tracks
County: Red River
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1928 to 1934
Town: Clarksville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 5,000 in 1928; 2952 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwoods and shortleaf yellow pine; lumber and molding.
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: 20000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: 1928: Circular sawmill with edgers and trimmers.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific (Missouri Pacific)
Historicial Development: J. W. Allen & Brother operated a sawmill at Clarksville in 1928, manufacturing lumber and molding. In 1934, they Allens were listed as manufacturers and retailers of lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: M Johnson