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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TY-32
Corporate Name: J. N. Thornton Lumber Company
Local Name: Hillister
Owner Name: J. N. Thornton Lumber Company
Location: Hillister, four miles north of Warren on the T&NO
County: Tyler
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1934
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1934
Town: Hillister, north of Warren
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 200 in 1928; 72 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southern Pacific
Historicial Development: The J. N. Thornton Lumber Company was listed in the The Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934. Trinity River Lumber Company handled sales in 1934. Thornton later operated a mill at Livingston.
Research Date: MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: M Johnson