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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JA-97
Corporate Name: Western Naval Stores Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Western Naval Stores Co.
Location: Across the Angelina River from Morris Ferry
County: Jasper
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1916
End Year: 1920
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1916 to 1920
Town: Morris Ferry
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Turpentine
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Turpentine camp
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Webb in the Handbook of Texas recorded that the Western Naval Stores Co. operated a turpentine time camp and distillery from 1916 to 1920. The camp was located fourteen miles west of Jasper on the east bank of the Angelina Ferry. It took its name from Morris Ferry on the west bank of the River.
Research Date: MCJ 01-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson