Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JE-19
Corporate Name: F. E. Howard Newcombe logging contractor
Local Name:
Owner Name: F. E. Howard Newcombe logging contractor
Location: Along the Neches River
County: Jefferson
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: Along the Neches
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Sawtimber and sawlogs
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: Logging equipment
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Newcombe, a logging operator, attempted to drive 500,000 feet of hardwood down the Neches on June 21, 1906. The longest stick measured eighty-four feet and the shortest sixty feet. Rafts were divided into ten sections, chained together, which stretched for almost a mile and a half. The oil tanker Ligonier struck the boom just after it reached the Port Arthur canal, causing fourteen of the logs to sink and block the canal. The underwriters of New York cancelled all insurance until the canal was cleared, which would take about three days.
Research Date: MCJ 03-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson