Nameless Towns: Texas Sawmill Communities, 1880-1942
- List Price: $37.50
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: University of Texas Press
- Publish date: 01/01/1998
Sawmill communities were once the thriving centers of East Texas life. Many sprang up almost overnight in a pine forest clearing, and many disappeared just as quickly after the company "cut out" its last trees. But during their heyday, these company towns made Texas the nation's third-largest lumber producer and created a colorful way of life that lingers in the memories of the remaining former residents and their children and grandchildren.
Drawing on oral history, company records, and other archival sources, Sitton and Conrad recreate the lifeways of the sawmill communities. They describe the companies that ran the mills and the different kinds of jobs involved in logging and milling. They depict the usually rough-hewn towns, with their central mill, unpainted houses, company store, and schools, churches, and community centers. And they characterize the lives of the people, from the hard, awesomely dangerous mill work to the dances, picnics, and other recreations that offered welcome diversions.
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Sm4to from 9" to 11" Signed by Author xiii, 257 pp, light brown cloth covered
Sm4to from 9" to 11" Signed by Author xiii, 257 pp, light brown cloth covered boards w/glossy lettering, SIGNED by the author. Book covers some of the hundreds of Texas sawmill towns that came into existence, thrived for a time, and then passed away during the years between 1880 and 1940. Book has information on Wiergate, Diboll, Manning and ten or more Kirby Lumber Company towns in southeastern Texas.