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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-137
Corporate Name: Helpenstell Mill (spelling unsure)
Local Name:
Owner Name: Helpenstell Mill (spelling unsure)
Location: Precinct 5 (Helpenstills: FM 1084 and FM 2864)
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Precinct 5 (Helpenstills)
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: 24-horsepower steam engine
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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: The Helpenstell mill (spelling unsure because of near illegibility of manuscript handwriting) was reported in the census for the year ending May 31, 1880 as having $800 capital invested, and being steam driven. The mill ran for six months during the year, and employed six hands (four children under sixteen years of age). The mill was rated at 24 horsepower.
Research Date: JKG 9-20-93, M. Johnson 02-10-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson