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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-20
Corporate Name: Ballinson Shingle Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Ballinson Shingle Mill
Location: Probably near Sugar Hill
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Probably near Sugar Hill
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 58 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas, Sabine Valley & Northwestern, became Texas & Gulf in 1905, at Carthage
Historicial Development: The Ballinson shingle mill, seven miles west of Beckville, probably near Sugar Hill in Rusk County, is noted in Panola County records. On October 18, 1907, F. Van Sickle, who owned at sawmill at Sugar Hill, mortgaged 100,000 hart-pine shingles stacked at Ballinson's shingle mill.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M Johnson