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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-158
Corporate Name: J. M. Harris
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. M. Harris
Location: Thirteen miles northeast of Nacogdoches on C. R. Brown 500 acres of standing timber
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1917
End Year: 1917
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1917
Town: C. R. Brown place
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. M. Harris contracted with C. R. Brown to buy the 500 acres of standing timber owned by Brown. The land was located about thirteen miles northeast of Nacogdoches. Harris contracted to log all timber more than nine inches in diameter at the stump by December 16, 1919, and to erect and leave a 4-room house and all buildings necessary for construction of a sawmill plant to manufacture the timber into lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson