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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-32
Corporate Name: Cedar Bayou Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Cedar Bayou Lumber Company
Location: On Cedar Bayou near Houston
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1908 to 1909
Town: Near Houston
Company Town: 2
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 15000: 1908
Capacity Comments: 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: The Cedar Bayou Lumber Company on Cedar Bayou near Houston, according to the Southern Industrial and Lumber Review of February 1909, built a sawmill plant nearly a year earlier, but because of the panic never operated it. Three men from Los Angeles, H. P. Merseneau, H. C. Myers, and B. W. Harless, bought the mill to cut almost ten million feet of stumpage they owned.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M Johnson