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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-93
Corporate Name: Hugh Foley
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hugh Foley
Location: Unknown
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1911
End Year: 1914
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1911 to 1914
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
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 and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Hugh Foley was a San Augustine County lumber manufacturer. He may have been the owner of the Foley Planing Mills Company prior to it becoming the J. M. Prince Lumber Company in 1909. He is known to have owned at least two other sawmills in the county in 1917. It appears that he began a new firm with the mortgage on 3 April 1911 to Center Cotton Oil for $750 a 4-side, 13-inch Hall & Brown moulding machine [planer-moulder]. According to San Augustine County bill of sale records, Hugh Foley sold a car of 12,000-feet plus lumber on February 3, 1914, to Bell-Hart Lumber Company, and on the 30th of January earlier sold 15,000-feet plus of lumber to Bell-Hart Lumber Company.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson