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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-98
Corporate Name: Phelps Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Phelps Lumber Company. C. J. McCarty, W. S. Cochran, Joe O'Leary. E. A. Oualline & Co. T. F. Mowery Lumber Company.
Location: Phelps
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1924
End Year: 1925
Decades: -192-1929,1930-1939,1940-1949
Period of Operation: Before 1924: E. A. Oualline. 1924: G. L. Clark; T. F. Mowery.
Town: Phelps
Company Town: 1
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: 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 and planing mill.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Phelps Lumber Company operated a sawmill at Phelps in 1925. This mill had previously belonged to E. A. Oualline, who had sold it to T. F. Mowery Lumber Company in 1924. The next year Mowery had defaulted on the note, and E. A. Oualline did take back a locomotive, ten log cars, a knife grinder, a ford motor car which operates with tram wheels on tram roads, and three log wagons.” Oualline did not take back the sawmill. E. A. Oualline conveyed the equipment back to C. J. McCarty on a new note the same day. The following September W. S. Cochran became a partner, possibly a majority partner, with McCarty and O'Leary.
Research Date: MCJ 03-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson