Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-53
Corporate Name: J. T. Riddle
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. T. Riddle
Location: Bagwell
County: Red River
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1957
End Year: 1959
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1957 closed before 1960
Town: Bagwell
Company Town: 2
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: 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. T. Riddle's sawmill service at Bagwell appeared in the 1957 edition of Nelson T. Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. This is probably the J. M. Riddle sawmill at Bagwell listed in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers, 1956-1958. The company was not listed in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1960.
Research Date: MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson