Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TR-15
Corporate Name: J. F. Vickers
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. F. Vickers
Location: Trinity: north 3rd Street and Missouri Pacific tracks
County: Trinity
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Trinity
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 3000 in 1928; 2036 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwoods
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: 20000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern (Missouri, Kansas, & Texas)
Historicial Development: The J. F. Vickers mill plant near Trinity appeared in the Southern Lumberman's 1928 directory of sawmills. Vickers, according to Houston County records, also ran a mill in Houston County in 1932.
Research Date: MCJ 02-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson