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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-23
Corporate Name: Bannister Logging Front
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bannister Logging Front of the Lufkin Land & Lumber Company and Long-Bell Lumber Company.
Location: Bannister, five miles north of Broaddus
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 29 years
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: Early 1900s to about 1926
Town: Bannister
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Sawtimber and sawlogs
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Animals and machinery
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: Logging equipment
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Louisiana Railway, the company logging tram
Historicial Development: Bannister was the location, according to M. Beard, of one of the logging camps of Lufkin Land & Lumber Company as well as its successor, the Long-Bell Lumber Company.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson