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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-56
Corporate Name: J. L. Henderson
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. L. Henderson
Location: Longview
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 36 years
Start Year: 1893
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909,1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1893 to 1928
Town: Longview
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 3591 in 1905; 9,000 in 1928; 5036 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 8000: 189312000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 12,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific, International & Great Northern, Santa Fe
Historicial Development: The firm of J. L. Henderson, possibly a father-and-son outfit, operated at Longview from 1893, when it was cutting 8,000 feet daily, until 1928, when it was listed with a 12,000-ft capacity.
Research Date: MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson