Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: BO-64
Corporate Name: National Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: National Lumber Company
Location: Texarkana
County: Bowie
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Texarkana
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood 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: Unknown
Historicial Development: The National Lumber Company was probably based in Texarkana. Bowie County records note that National Lumber bought hardwood timber stands and stumpage in the area between the Boston and the Sulphur River. Another National Lumber Company operated at the same time at Crockett in Houston County. It is not known if they were connected.
Research Date: JKG 8-23-93, MCJ 03-08-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson