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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-58
Corporate Name: J. M. Hoskin Planing Mill and Corn Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. M. Hoskin Planing Mill and Corn Mill
Location: Northeast corner of Tyler and High, north of Texas & Pacific tracks
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1885
End Year: 1885
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1885
Town: Longview
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished lumber and flooring products
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Steam
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: Planing mill with a planer, a band saw, a pony planer, a ripsaw, a resaw, a flooring machine, a turning lathe.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: The J. M. Hoskin Planing Mill and Corn Mill was located in 1885 at Longview on the northeast corner of Tyler and High streets, north of the Texas & Pacific tracks. Steam-powered equipment included a planer, a band saw, a pony planer, a ripsaw, a resaw, a flooring machine, a turning lathe.
Research Date: MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson