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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-63
Corporate Name: Hooper portable sawmill
Local Name: Hooper Brothers
Owner Name: Maxine Hooper and Elzie Hooper.
Location: Unknown
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1950
End Year: 1950
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1950
Town: Unknown
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: No. 105 Continental 1909-horsepower 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: Portable tractor sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: A portable sawmill firm known as Hooper Brothers operated in Panola County after World War II. Panola County records document that Maxine Hooper, a widow, sold the outfit to Elzie Hooper in February, 1950, for $10.00 and other considerations. Equipment included the sawmill, the engine, an edger, saw works, and all logging equipment that formerly belonged to “Hooper Brothers.”
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson