Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-50
Corporate Name: H. Pegoda
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. Pegoda and B. D. Cline
Location: Three miles south of Lovelady
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1902 to 1906
Town: South of Lovelady
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 700 in 1907
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: 1906
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 and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International and Great Northern (Missouri Pacific)
Historicial Development: B. D. Cline and H. Pegoda were active sawmillers in the counties of Houston and Montgomery and elsewhere around 1900. They co-owned a sawmill located about three miles south of Lovelady. In February, 1902, Pegoda bought out Cline's one-half interest in the plant. Equipment transferred included the steam machinery, a planer, three log wagons, and fifteen work oxen. The Southern Industrial and Lumber Review reported Pegoda's mill to be cutting 10,000 feet of lumber daily in 1906. Pegoda had been sawmilling and grist milling in Houston County since about 1895. His brothers, George and William Pegoda, operated the Possum Walk sawmill in Walker County. According to W. T. Block, Cline had interests in as many as thirty-six sawmills in six counties during his career.
Research Date: JKG 8-23-93, MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson