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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-46
Corporate Name: H. F. Craddock
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. F. Craddock
Location: Kennard
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: Kennard
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
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 15000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Eastern Texas Railway
Historicial Development: According to the Southern Industrial and Lumber Review, Craddock's sawmill at Kennard in 1906 was cutting 15,000 feet of lumber daily. H. F. Craddock may have been a son or grandson of H. Frank Craddock, whose sawmill is enumerated in the Census of 1860 for Houston County. W. T. Block believes the Moore mill and the Craddock mill at Kennard, since Louisiana & Texas Lumber Company owned the pine stumpage in the vicinity of Kennard and Ratcliff, were hardwood mills.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson