Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-15
Corporate Name: Dial & Porter Lumber Co
Local Name:
Owner Name: Dial & Porter Lumber Co
Location: Near Woden at Melrose Road and 2259
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: Woden
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine 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: 20000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 20,000 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: Nacogdoches and Southeastern Railway (owned by Hayward Lumber Co)
Historicial Development: With the founding of Woden along the tracks of the Nacogdoches and Southeastern Railway shortline of the Hayward Lumber Company, sawmill companies had the opportunity to exploit the pineries to the southeast of the county seat. The Southern Industrial and Lumber Review reported in September, 1906, that the Dial & Porter Lumber Company was cutting 20,000 feet daily at Woden.
Research Date: LAT 08-08-93, JKG 12-15-93, MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: L. Turner, J. Gerland, M. Johnson