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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-65
Corporate Name: G. W. Holly
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. W. Holly
Location: Hawkins
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 24 years
Start Year: 1892
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1892 to 1915
Town: Hawkins
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 227 in 1905
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 and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: In 1892 G. W. Holley had a sawmill plant at Hawkins in Wood County. A county record notes the value of his equipment, including commissary goods worth $1495;planer $500; edger $225; saw carriage $250; saw frame and pulley $275; 35-horspower Erie steam engine and boiler $2000; six yoke of oxen $300; and two log wagons $150. G. W. Holly was cutting 25,000 feet daily at Hawkins in 1893. G. W. Holley was listed as sawing 5,000 feet daily of yellow pine, red oak, and post oak lumber in 1915 at Hawkins.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson