Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-64
Corporate Name: L. J. Everett
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. J. Everett. O. J. Bruce.
Location: Southwest of Longview: Highways 1252 and 135
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1893
End Year: 1894
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1893 to 1894
Town: Six miles southwest of Longview
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles and finished 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: 20000: 1893
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Shingle mill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: L. J. Everett bought O. J. Bruce's shingle mill and drag saw, located six miles southwest of Longview, in 1893. He seemed to be running a “finishing” mill as well, for in 1894 he bought some lumber from J. E. Robinson that the latter had received from the Todd Bros sawmill at Gladewater
Research Date: MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson