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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-113
Corporate Name: J. J. Harris Lumber Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. J. Harris
Location: Sixteen miles southwest of Center
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1902
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1902
Town: Southwest of Center
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 859 in 1905; 4000 in 1928; 2510 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
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: 10000: 1902
Capacity Comments: 10,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: In 1905, the Houston East & West Texas at Tenaha; later the Gulf Coast & Santa Fe at Center
Historicial Development: J. J. Harris mortgaged to the First national Bank of Timpson an undivided half interest in his sawmill at Precinct 6, some sixteen miles southwest of Center. Some time thereafter he opened a sawmill at Timpson. See J. J. Harris entry at Timpson.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson