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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-15
Corporate Name: Bivins Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bivins Lumber Company. Probably a Frank Bivins operation.
Location: Talley
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: Talley
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: Probably 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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: The American Lumberman reported a Bivins Lumber Company sawmill at “Tally,” Harrison County, in 1906, and that it had a logging railroad and an electric light plant with 150 lights. The Handbook of Texas notes that “Tallys, Texas, in southwestern Harrison County,” had been established by 1884 as a stop on the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad. By 1930, only scattered homes were in the area.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M Johnson