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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-10
Corporate Name: Bryan Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bryan Lumber Company. L. A. Bryan. F. A. Baird and L. A. Bryan. H. D. Linley. R. W. Linley.
Location: Hawkins
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 15 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1919
Decades: 1900-1909,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1919
Town: Hawkins
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 227 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished 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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905 listed this mill at Hawkins. According to "This Everlasting Sand Bed": Cultural Resources Investigations at the Texas Big Sandy Project, Wood and Upshur Counties, Texas, the sawmill was located several miles north of Hawkins. Its first owner was R. W. Lindley. Later, H. D. Lindley, F. A. Baird and finally, L. A. Bryan owned the mill. The mill closed in 1919.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson