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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-11
Corporate Name: Henderson & Hayter
Local Name:
Owner Name: Henderson & Hayter
Location: Huntington: Southern Pacific tracks and 1669
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1923
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1923 to 1928
Town: Huntington
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: The town had tenant housing and a commissary
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine and many types of hardwoods; crossties, spokes, timbers
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: 35000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 35,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers,trimmers, dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southern Pacific (formerly the Texas and New Orleans)
Historicial Development: According to the Southern Lumberman, Henderson & Hayter specialized in the manufacturing of hardwoods and shortleaf yellow pine lumber in 1928 at Huntington. Products included crossties, spokes, and timbers. The company operated a circular sawmill and planing mill and employed a dry kiln, trimmers, and edgers. The company town had a commissary and a few tenant homes. An earlier record in the Angelina County registers indicate that Henderson-Hayter was located at Huntington in 1923: they bought a mule from a D. Liverman that year. In 1925, they picked up a gasoline sawmill outfit from George B. White at Bald Hill. The lumber mill does not appear in trade journals or county records after 1928.
Research Date: MCJ 12-04-95
Prepared By: M. Johnson