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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-51
Corporate Name: Harrison and Son
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. W. (or W. J.) Harrison and Son
Location: La Fayette
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: About 1904 to 1909
Town: La Fayette
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 300 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles
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: Shingle Mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: At Pittsburgh: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt), the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Historicial Development: The firm of Harrison and Son appeared in the January 1905 Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association (Chicago) and a 1909 roster of the Lumbermen's Association of Texas, Manufacturers. Their shingle mill was located at La Fayette, Upshur County.
Research Date: JKG 10-1-93
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson