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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-47
Corporate Name: Hight Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hight Lumber Company with John Hight. J. H. Oglesbee
Location: Bronson
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 8 years
Start Year: 1940
End Year: 1947
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1940 to at least 1947
Town: Bronson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood lumber and some ties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Gasoline or diesel McCormick-Deering motor
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 8000: 1947
Capacity Comments: 8,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Curtis sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Hight Lumber Company, according to The Jacksonville Journal in 1947, began sawmilling in Sabine County in 1940. The portable sawmill operation worked through the county. It had been at Black Jack in 1945 and 1946. John Hight sold his lumber wholesale. A San Augustine County bill of sale filed on record noted that John Hight sold in 1942 for $350 and assumption of all debt for $350 paid by J. H. Oglesbee a Curtis sawmill, a McCormick-Deering motor, saws, 1939 Chevrolet truck, and a Martin tractor and livestock.
Research Date: MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson