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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-114
Corporate Name: J. J. Harris Lumber Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. J. Harris
Location: Timpson
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Timpson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 978 in 1905; 7000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwoods; vehicle dimension stock.
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: 15000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily on the sawmill and 20,000 on the planing mill in 1928.
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers, dry kilns.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East and West Texas, Santa Fe, Timpson & Henderson
Historicial Development: J. J. Harris early in the century operated a sawmill southwest of Center in Shelby County. Some thereafter he opened a sawmill at Timpson. See J. J. Harris entry at Center.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson