Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-109
Corporate Name: Lufkin Manufacturing Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. J. Mantooth, president; J. T. Maroney, vice-president; J. V. Burch, secretary, W. H. Bonner, treasurer; W. G. Barron, general manager.
Location: Lufkin
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1895
End Year: 1896
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: About 1895 to 1896
Town: Lufkin
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Manufactures of yellow pine 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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas; St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt).
Historicial Development: Two letterheads from June and November of 1896, which are found in the Forest History Collection at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, reveal that the Lufkin Manufacturing Company was based in Lufkin as “manufacturers of yellow pine lumber.” An Angelina County timber deed record of 1895 indicated that W.H. Bonner, the Lufkin Manufacturing Company's treasurer, purchased timber about “eight miles westwardly from the town of Lufkin.” The company participated in a joint tram operation, the Lufkin South & Southeastern.
Research Date: JKG 7-26-93, MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. JOHNSON