Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-27
Corporate Name: West Lumber Company
Local Name: Latexo Sawmill Plant
Owner Name: West Lumber Company. H. M. Maund and A. M. Jones.
Location: Latexo: 2663 and Missouri Pacific tracks
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1919
End Year: 1919
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1919
Town: Latexo
Company Town: 1
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill, planing mill, dry kilns.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern (Missouri Pacific)
Historicial Development: The Latexo Sawmill Plant, once owned by H. M. Maund [of Sabine County] and A. M. Jones, was sold in 1919 by Mrs. E. A. Blount, a widow, to West Lumber Company. The plant was a complete one with sawmill, planer, dry kilns, houses, shed, tram road, and steam machinery. West Lumber could not move the plant until 1923, according to the bill of sale.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M Johnson