Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-106
Corporate Name: Long Leaf Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Long Leaf Lumber Company
Location: Retrieve, near Shawnee Creek, south of Huntington, also known as Ozias
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1917
End Year: 1923
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: About 1917 to 1923
Town: Shawnee Creek (Retrieve, Ozias)
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Sawmill
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: 191710000: 1920
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Lumber
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & New Orleans (Southern Pacific)
Historicial Development: Retrieve was a sawmill town, located near Shawnee Creek, between Huntington and Zavalla. It was serviced by the Texas & New Orleans. Archie Birdsong Mathews recorded that Long Leaf Lumber Company operated a sawmill there from World War I until it closed in the early 1920s. The mill employed about fifty men.
Research Date: MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson