Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-62
Corporate Name: Duncan & Sons
Local Name: Duncan's Slough
Owner Name: Tom Duncan and Horace and Pete Duncan.
Location: About three miles west of Cochran Switch
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1910
End Year: 1913
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1910 to about 1913
Town: West of Cochran Switch
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
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: Unknown
Historicial Development: Tom Duncan, who already had a sawmill plant at Redland, built a second mill located about three or four miles west of Cochran's Switch. It was a short distance up the slough from Shawnee's Crossing. Employing less than ten men, the living arrangements were not ideal. Water had to be carried from the river to the log house of Pete Duncan; his wife, the only woman living at the mill site, did the cooking for the men. Heat, humidity, insects, and malaria made the situation very difficult.
Research Date: MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson