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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-205
Corporate Name: Prince Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Prince Lumber Company. C. E. Prince and W. G. Prince.
Location: New Caney
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1916
End Year: 1921
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1916 to 1921
Town: New Caney
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed pine 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, planing mill, edger, trimmer, and slab conveyor
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas, later Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: C. E. Prince sold out his interest in various equipment at the New Caney sawmill to W. G. Prince in October, 1916. In January, 1917, the Princes agreed to sell Tilford-Hunt Lumber Company, Nacogdoches, half a million feet of pine lumber for $1,400. The lumber was at the New Caney sawmill. The Princes agreed to mill the lumber, kiln-dry the mill, and load the railroad cars to ship the lumber to Nacogdoches. By 1921, J. L. Prince was running the mill, for that year he mortgaged to Guar State Bank in Nacogdoches the sawmill, with its engine, boiler, carriage, belts, pulleys, dollies, etc., for $2,500.
Research Date: MCJ 03-21-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson