Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-78
Corporate Name: Ford's Lake Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Ford's Lake Lumber Company, bought from Warren N. Yates and Edward S. Boyles
Location: Near Montgomery
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1917
End Year: 1922
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: Before and after World War I
Town: Near Montgomery
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Nine frame houses
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam engines and boilers
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 20000: 1920
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily in 1920
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, buildings, elevated tank, skidway, dollies, slab and sawdust conveyors, nine frame houses, and spur track
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Trinity & Brazos Valley
Historicial Development: The Ford's Creek Lumber Company bought the sawmill of Warren N. Yates and Edward S. Boyles in February, 1920. The spur tracks from the sawmill to the Trinity & Brazos Valley railroad would place the mill close to Montgomery. Ford's Lake is located about seven miles south of the town, however. Ford's Creek Lumber Company may have been contemplating dismantling and moving the mill from its current location, where it was located on 432 acres.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson