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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-118
Corporate Name: Hufsmith Lumber and Manufacturing Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hufsmith Lumber and Manufacturing Company, possibly the successor to the Fitzer Lumber Company. J. W. Prince and C. E. Prince. William Hoderrieth. Will J. Ball. F. W. Bogs
Location: On Dry Creek, probably north of Spring Creek near Decker's Prairie
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1923
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1920 to 1923
Town: Dry Creek, north of Spring Creek
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed lumber
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: Sawmill, planer, edger, trimmer, cutoff saw, six mules, two log wagons, two houses, three mill buildings, and two dry kilns.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Hufsmith Lumber and Manufacturing Company, possibly succeeding the Fitzer Lumber Company, according to Montgomery County records, was a sawmill facility on Dry Creek, possibly north of Spring Creek near Decker's Prairie. F. W. Bogs and Will J. Ball first operated the company, and Ball bought out Bogs in March, 1921. Ball sold a half interest, in July, 1921, to Holderrieth, and then sold out completely the following month. Hoderrieth sold the Hufsmith Lumber and Manufacturing Company to to J. W. Prince and C. E. Prince, who had been sawmilling earlier at New Caney, in May, 1923, for $6,100 in cash and notes.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson