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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-18
Corporate Name: Bryan Brothers mill
Local Name: Tenaha
Owner Name: Bryan Brothers mill
Location: Tenaha
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1891
End Year: 1893
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1891 to 1893
Town: Tenaha
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
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: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: Bryan Brothers operated a lumber mill and yard in Tenaha in 1891 and 1892. In both 1891 and 1892, the brothers mortgaged their mill cut. They also mortgaged much of their logging equipment to Hicks Brothers lumber company in the fall of 1891. Bryan Brothers probably defaulted on their mortgaged obligations and Hicks Brothers took their sawmill and lumber machinery.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson