Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-16
Corporate Name: Blackburn & Summerville
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. D. Blackburn and W. R. Summerville
Location: Ratcliff
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1920
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1920
Town: Ratcliff
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 121 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Gasoline
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: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The firm of Blackburn & Summerville, sawmilling at Ratcliff, lost its plant to the First State Bank of Ratcliff because of indebtedness. Property included two gas engines and a timber bolter.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson