Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-5
Corporate Name: A. L. Moore
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. L. Moore
Location: Kennard: intersection of South Fork and Highway 7 (Druso)
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1907
Town: Kennard (Druso)
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine 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: 50000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 50,000 feet daily in 1906
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt), route leased from the Louisiana & Texas Lumber Company tram road, the Eastern Texas Railway
Historicial Development: Southern Industrial and Lumber Review reported that the Moore mill at Kennard in 1906 was manufacturing 50,000 feet daily. Mill was situated at Tesla (or Tekla) which was about two miles north of the rail stop known as Druso, on the Eastern Texas railroad, and again in 1907, according to lumbermen credit rating references.
Research Date: JKG 11-9-93, MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson