Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-3
Corporate Name: Nacogdoches Lumber & Crate Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Nacogdoches Lumber & Crate Company with Frank Bridwell, later J. G.s Bowls.
Location: Nacogdoches: west of South Fredonia and the railroad crossing
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1902 to 1907
Town: Nacogdoches
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Primarily shipping crates for local tobacco, fruit, and vegetable growers
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: 20000: 1906
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill, box and crate factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & New Orleans Railway, Houston East and West Texas Railroad
Historicial Development: The newspaper noted in December 1901 that a box factory would be built in Nacogdoches on South Fredonia at the Houston East and West Texas railroad crossing. Frank Bridwell had purchased in Birmingham, Alabama, machinery for the new box factory, which would be operating very soon. J. G. Bowls owned the company by September 1903. The company was listed as Nacogdoches Crate & Lumber Company in 1905. The 1907 Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association listed it at Nacogdoches.
Research Date: LT 08-08-93, JKG 12-15-93, MCJ 4-03-96
Prepared By: L. Turner, J. Gerland, M. Johnson