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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-256
Corporate Name: W. B. Spencer
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. B. Spencer
Location: New Caney
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1884
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1884
Town: New Caney
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber
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: Sawmill only
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East and West Texas at Caney
Historicial Development: W. B. Spencer's sawmill at New Caney appeared in an 1884 lumber directory. Spencer may be the same W. B. Spencer listed in an Angelina County transaction in 1884 as buying a sawmill from H. G. Lane at Lane's Switch.
Research Date: JKG 10-25-93, MCJ 03-21-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson