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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AN-6
Corporate Name: Angelina Hardwood Sales Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Angelina Hardwood Sales Co. George H. Henderson, Sr.
Location: Near the railroad tracks on the west side of Palestine
County: Anderson
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1950
End Year: 1953
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: Early 1950s
Town: West side of Palestine
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood flooring
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: John R. Brush a long-time employee with Angelina Hardwood Sales Company, in a conversation with Melvin C. Johnson on April 19, 1995, remembered that he began working with the company in 1949. Besides the main plant at Lufkin, the company had small hardwood mills during the early 1950s on Jack Island Road close to Echo and south of Mineola, in Wood County; near the railroad tracks on the west side of Palestine, in Anderson County; and near Orange, in Orange County, from 1952 to 1953. Brush worked as a hardwood lumber grader.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson