Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TR-9
Corporate Name: Frank Floyd Gore
Local Name:
Owner Name: Frank Floyd Gore
Location: Wood Lake, formerly Willard, six miles east of Groveton
County: Trinity
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1947
End Year: 1947
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1947
Town: Woodlake, east of Groveton
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough pine and hardwood lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 15000: 1947
Capacity Comments: 15,000 to 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: Unknown
Historicial Development: Frank Floyd Gore, according to The Jacksonville Courier in 1947, built a sawmill plant in January that year at Wood Lake. He employed twenty-five to thirty-five employees to whom he paid a total weekly wage of $1,400 to $1,500. He was doing his logging on 1,100 acres of his own stumpage. R. H. Jowell Lumber Company marketed the mill cut.
Research Date: MCJ 02-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson