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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-90
Corporate Name: Harvey Creek Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Harvey Creek Lumber Company with John N. Kinney, manager.
Location: Four miles south of Warsaw
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1917
End Year: 1917
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1917
Town: South of Warsaw
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood: gum and oak
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 10000: 1917
Capacity Comments: Probably 10,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Hardwood sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt) at White City
Historicial Development: According to San Augustine County bill of sale records, the Harvey Creek Lumber Company hardwood sawmill, with John N. Kinney, manager, was located four miles south of Warsaw. On 11 April 1917, Kinney sold 25,000 feet of 4-inch by 4-inch plain oak, 20,000 feet of 4-inch by 8-inch oak, and 20,000 feet of 4-inch by 4-inch of sap gum. On 5 April 1917, G. B. Fowler had sold to Boynton Lumber Company at White City 20,000 feet of 4-inch by 4-inch plain oak, 20,000 feet of 4-inch by 8-inch KD gum, and 20,000 feet of 4-inch by 4-inch of gum for $400. On 1 June 1917, Harvey Creek Lumber sold a total of 20,000 feet of 4-inch by 4-inch sap gum to Boynton Lumber Company at White City.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson