Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-189
Corporate Name: Lightfoot and Walden
Local Name:
Owner Name: M. A. Lightfoot and J. H. Walden. E. A. Blount.
Location: Near Fitze
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1903
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1903
Town: Near Fitze
Company Town: 1
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 boiler and engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 25000: 1903
Capacity Comments: 25,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill with seven mules, three log wagons, and six tram cars
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: In May 1903, E. A. Blount loaned $1,750 on the “entire Lightfoot and Walden mill” including the plant, boilers, engines, wagons, sheds, blacksmith tools, and tenant housing. The previous March the mill at Garrison was bankrupt, and the Trustee, Geo W. Eason, advertised that he would sell its assets on 11 March 1903. Assets included seven mules, a limited stock of commissary items, an 11-inch by 12-inch Ames steam engine, a 44-inch by 14-foot Ames steam boiler with two flues, all shafting and pulleys and belts, three log wagons, six tram cars. He advertised that “terms [were] cash, and sale must be made privately, and all property will be delivered on the mill site of said bankrupts in said Nacogdoches County, Tx.” In April, Blount advertised that he owned the mill, that it was located near Fitzie, that it could cut 25,000 feet daily, and that it could be purchased at easy terms and conditions.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson