Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-44
Corporate Name: Lee White
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lee White. White & Bess.
Location: Mineola
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1884
End Year: 1893
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1893
Town: Mineola
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 10000: 1893
Capacity Comments: 10,000 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: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: The White & Bess sawmill at Mineola was listed in an 1884 railroad directory. It later became the Lee White sawmill. It was reported, in 1893, to be cutting 10,000 feet daily at Mineola.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson