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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-42
Corporate Name: Hall & Doyle
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. C. Doyle and J. B. Hall
Location: Overton
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1874
End Year: 1874
Decades: 1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1874
Town: Overton
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and shingles
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: C. C. Doyle and J. B. Hall advertised “heart pine shingles for sale at $4.50 per thousand at Overton” in the issue of November 1, 1873, in the Henderson Times. A broadside, probably in the Henderson Times, April, 1874, noted that inside “the town limits there is a saw mill, another within a mile of town, and still another within four miles of town. All of these are on an extensive scale and all in operation. Pine lumber here is worth $1.25 per hundred feet.” No names were mentioned.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson