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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-166
Corporate Name: Hillary Lindsey
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. T. Lindsey. Orvil Lindsey. Doyle Lindsey.
Location: Lindseyville, two miles south Alto
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1950
End Year: 1960
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1950 to 1960
Town: Lindseyville, two miles south Alto
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Alto: 1,021 in 1950 Census
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood posts and lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Electric, gas, diesel
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Two sawmills, an U 6 International gas motor, an UD 16 International diesel motor, a Red Seal diesel motor, a Red Seal 85-horsepower motor, a setup and dismantler
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: Doyle Lindsey's mill began in 1950. It was placed about one hundred yards in the woods behind H. T. Lindsey's store on the east side of Highway 69. The area was known as Lindseyville, two miles south of Alto. It began with three men. It later had a post and timber-treating plant across the road. Hillary T. Lindsey, according to Sessions, took over the plant. It had a commissary and houses. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers, 1956-1958 lists H. A. and Doyle Lindsey as sawmillers at Alto in 1956. The firm was established as partnership in 1938. In 1956, H. A. Lindsey managed operations with less than twenty-five workers making pine and hardwood lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 01-26-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson