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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-164
Corporate Name: J. W. Harrison & Brother
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. W. Harrison & Brother
Location: Bettie: FM 2088 and St Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt) tracks
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1893
End Year: 1893
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1893
Town: Bettie
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 25000: 1893
Capacity Comments: 25,000 feet daily in 1893
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southwestern & St Louis (Cotton Belt); Missouri, Kansas, & Texas
Historicial Development: J. W. Harrison & Brother were cutting 25,000 feet daily at Bettie in 1893. This may be the same Harrison Brothers that were running a mill at Pittsburgh.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M Johnson