Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-166
Corporate Name: Lawson & Harper
Local Name:
Owner Name: S. V. Lawson
Location: Magnolia, southwestern part of Montgomery County
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1907
Town: Magnolia
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: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 5000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 5,000 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: The small sawmill of Lawson at Magnolia was listed in the Southern Industrial and Lumber Review as cutting 5,000 feet daily in 1906. By 1907, S. V. Lawson had partnered with an individual named Harper. It was listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson