Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-58
Corporate Name: Day and Sons
Local Name:
Owner Name: Day and Sons
Location: Willis
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1893
End Year: 1893
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1893
Town: Willis
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 19000: 1893
Capacity Comments: 19,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: According to the Galveston Weekly News of April 13, 1893, the sawmill firm of Day and Sons was cutting 30,000 feet daily of lumber at Willis.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson