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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-37
Corporate Name: G. T. Merrill
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. T. Merrill. W. S. Robinson. Barnen.
Location: Eleven miles southeast of Longview on the Barnen mill site.
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1884
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1884
Town: Southeast of Longview
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: 12-inch by 14-inch steam engine and a boiler
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: Sawmill, a gang edger, a cut-off saw, a lath mill, twenty-nine oxen, and six wagons
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: The W. S. Robinson saw-, planing, and shingle mills were listed in a railroad directory in 1884 at Longview. Robinson had two mills, according to Harrison County records. One mill seemed to a planing mill only, located three-quarters of a mile from Longview. The second mill was located eleven miles southeast of Longview on the Barnen mill site. On October 2, Robinson sold both mills to G. T. Merrill. The sawmill at Barnen included the boiler, a 12-inch by 14-inch steam engine, a gang edger, a cut-off saw, a lath mill, twenty-nine oxen, six wagons, and 960 acres of white oak and pine timber.
Research Date: JKG 9-23-93, MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson