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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-39
Corporate Name: J. R. Geaslin
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. R. Geaslin
Location: Stephens Creek, between Coldspring and Point Blank
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1946
End Year: 1947
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1946 and 1947
Town: Stephen's Creek
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 9,000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Diesel engine, 225-horsepower
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: B-1 Corinth circular sawmill, 60-inch saws, edger
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: J. R. Geaslin mortgaged to the Peoples State Bank a 225-horsepower diesel engine, one Corinth sawmill, a twelve-foot mandrel, a three-block carriage all logs and lumber, two horses, and a rubber-tired log wagon “all located on the Geaslin place 3 miles south of Stephens Creek.” The Gulf Coast Lumberman carried an advertisement on June 15, 1947, that J. R. Geaslin wished to sell a sawmill located at Stephens Creek.
Research Date: MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson