Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: FR-2
Corporate Name: Bowden & Wood
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bowden & Wood
Location: Mt. Vernon
County: Franklin
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1957
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1957
Town: Mt. Vernon
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: 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: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas listed the Bowden & Wood hardwood sawmill at Mt. Vernon in 1957.
Research Date: MCJ 04-15-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson