Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-50
Corporate Name: J. J. Mitchell
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. J. Mitchell
Location: Clarksville: Roosevelt and Missouri Pacific tracks
County: Red River
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Clarksville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 5,000 in 1928; 2952 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwoods and shortleaf yellow pine
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: 40,000
Capacity Comments: 40,000 feet
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: 1928: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, and trimmers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific (Missouri Pacific)
Historicial Development: J. J. Mitchell operated a sawmill at Clarksville in 1928. He also operated a small band sawmill at Dimple. Mitchell was not listed at Clarksville in 1934, according to the The Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934.
Research Date: MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: M Johnson