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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-43
Corporate Name: H & H Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: H & H Lumber Company. Sabine Lumber Company. Hanks Lumber Company. H & H Lumber Company manufactured under the name of Foote Lumber Company.
Location: Kilgore
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 12 years
Start Year: 1946
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1946 to 1957
Town: Kilgore
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 12000: 1950
Capacity Comments: About 12,000 to 15,000 feet daily
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: This company began as the Hanks Lumber Company at Kilgore with Earl Hanks as owner. It changed its name to the Sabine Lumber Company, and then very quickly changed it again to H & H Lumber Company, because Earl Hanks took his son, E. E. Hanks, as a partner. The company expanded to Forest by 1947, according to The Jacksonville Journal. The two mills employed about thirty men total in harvesting and milling about 500,000 standing feet of timber. The company used three trucks and four teams in its logging operations in 1947.
Research Date: MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson