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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-38
Corporate Name: F. Waldron
Local Name:
Owner Name: F. Waldron: T. G. “Frank” Waldron
Location: Hallsville
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880 to 1884
Town: Hallsville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles, 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 and shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: F. G. Waldron's name was misspelled in an 1880 Chicago lumberman directory as F. W. Walrond, but other evidence is such that he is the same person who also was listed in the directory as owning a sawmill at Longview, in Gregg County, in 1880. Nancy B. Ruff's Harrison County, Texas, Caucasian Residents in 1880, lists T. G. “Frank” Waldron as running a sawmill at Hallsville.
Research Date: JKG 12-01-93,MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson