Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-120
Corporate Name: Ratcliff & Dickerson
Local Name:
Owner Name: Ratcliff & Dickerson
Location: Ratcliff
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905
Town: Ratcliff
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 121 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, shingles
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 and shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern at Crockett and the East Texas Railroad
Historicial Development: A credit-rating journal listed this mill in 1905 at Ratcliff. It was not listed in the 1907 LCA reference book. This is probably a sawmill partially owned by Jesse T. Ratcliff. He had earlier sold a mill in 1901 to Central Coal and Coke Company.
Research Date: MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson