Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-73
Corporate Name: L. T. Sloan and Son
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. T. Sloan and Son. L. T. and Arthur Sloan
Location: Elwood or Elmwood
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880
Town: Elmwood or Elwood
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: L. T. Sloan, and his son, Arthur, operated a sawmill at Elwood or Elmwood, in Polk County, in 1880, when the Houston East & West Texas constructed its tracks through the county. They also operated a larger sawmill at Pine Valley from about 1894 and 1900. This L. T. Sloan may be the L. T. Sloane at Phelps in 1893. Peebles states that his tram road connected with the Houston East & West Texas. The Sloans were still in the feed and chop business in Livingston in 1909. They held the controlling interest in the newly-formed Light & Power Company, a part of a corporation, the Livingston Manufacturing Company, that included their feed and chop operation. The Polk County Enterprise reported that a twenty-horsepower gasoline engine would power the electrical output, which would generate the energy for the business and the community.
Research Date: MCJ 02-27-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson