Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: BO-20
Corporate Name: N. A. Shaw
Local Name:
Owner Name: N. A. Shaw
Location: Almont, ten miles north of DeKalb
County: Bowie
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1890
End Year: 1899
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1890s
Town: Almont
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, cotton
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, gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to Webb, N. A. Shaw built a sawmill, gin, and store at Almont during the 1890s. The community post office closed in 1904.
Research Date: MCJ 03-07-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson