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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-44
Corporate Name: H. T. Elder & Son
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. T. Elder & Son
Location: East of Kilgore: Elderville-Peatown Road, near Elderville
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 23 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1928
Town: East of Kilgore: Elderville-Peatown Road, near Elderville
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 3000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine lumber
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: 15000: 190625000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 15,000 in 1906; 25,000 in 1928
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, 1906. 1928: Circular sawmill, edgers, trimmers.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: This plant was producing 15,000 feet daily in 1906 and 25,000 in 1928.
Research Date: MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson