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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-46
Corporate Name: G. T. Roots
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. T. Roots
Location: Hallsville
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1906
Town: Hallsville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 416 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Manufactured lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: This mill was listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905 and its 1907 edition. The proper spelling is “Roots.” The planing company at Hallsville was very active in finishing rough lumber provided by other manufacturers of rough lumber. In August, 1906, Roots was mortgaging some of his equipment.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M Johnson