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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-52
Corporate Name: Hilgard Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hilgard Lumber Company. Hilgard Lumber operations at Moscow and Holshausen may been contract mills for Foster Lumber Company in 1903.
Location: Moscow: intersection of FM 350 and Southern Pacific tracks
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: As early as 1900 to no later than 1906
Town: Moscow
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 263 in 1905
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 65000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 65,000 feet
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East and West Texas at Moscow
Historicial Development: The Hilgard Lumber Company was operating a lumber manufacturing concern at Moscow in 1905 at the same time as its nearby plant at Laurelia. It was not listing in the LCA rating of 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 02-27-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson