Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-116
Corporate Name: Peewee Joel
Local Name:
Owner Name: Peewee Joel
Location: Lovelady
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1940
End Year: 1940
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1940s
Town: Lovelady
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 502 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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: Portable sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: M. Cooper remembered that Peewee Joel operated a portable sawmill, based at Lovelady, Houston County, during the 1940s. “Joel” may have been his pronunciation for the R. L. Jowell Lumber Company based at Frankston during the same period. Joel cut timber in Nacogdoches County during that period.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M Johnson