Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-123
Corporate Name: Richard Arnold
Local Name:
Owner Name: Richard Arnold. A. M. Langston.
Location: Probably near Lovelady
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1899
End Year: 1899
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1899
Town: Probably near Lovelady
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 300 in 1880. 416 in 1890.
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International and Great Northern at Lovelady
Historicial Development: A. M. Langston, according to Houston County records, sold a sawmill plant to Richard Arnold in 1899 for $1,400. Property at the plant included a steam boiler, a steam engine, a saw box bought earlier from J. S. Langston, a Fisher & Davis Carriage, a circular saw bought earlier from H. L. Brannen, a log wagon bought earlier from the firm of Langston and Dunnam, two yokes of oxen, and a sawdust conveyor. J. S. Langston and [A. J.] Dunnam were sawmilling at Lovelady in 1884, according to a railroad directory, and apparently formed a partnership later.
Research Date: MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: M Johnson