Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-165
Corporate Name: Little Lumber Company
Local Name: Neuville
Owner Name: Little Lumber Company
Location: Neuville, nine miles south of Center
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: Neuville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished 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: 25000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 25,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: #2 4-inch by 15-inch Mississippi planer-matcher with all cutting heads and sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe
Historicial Development: Southern Industrial and Lumber Review reported that Little Lumber Company was manufacturing 25,000 feet of lumber in 1906. That year Little mortgaged to Hall & Brown for $1344 one #2 4-inch by 15-inch Mississippi planer-matcher with all cutting heads. The Handbook of Texas noted that Neuville, founded in 1904, was named for a family that had lived in the area since the 1840s.
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M Johnson