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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-1
Corporate Name: A(rch) L. Moore
Local Name:
Owner Name: A(rch) L. Moore. Arch Moore.
Location: Hawkins
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Hawkins
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 227 in 1905; 1000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow pine and hardwoods
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: 15000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers and trimmers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: A. L. Moore was listed as sawing 15,000 feet daily of pine and hardwood lumber in 1928 at Hawkins in the Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills. "This Everlasting Sand Bed": Cultural Resources Investigations at the Texas Big Sandy Project, Wood and Upshur Counties, Texas records an Arch Moore sawmilling in the late 1920s in Wood County.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson