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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-55
Corporate Name: Hicksbaugh Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hicksbaugh Lumber Company. S. B. Hicks and J. T. Wurtsbaugh
Location: Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1939
End Year: 1945
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1939 to about 1945
Town: Crockett
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: Probably 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southern Pacific
Historicial Development: In 1917, The Gulf Coast Lumberman reported that the Wurtsbaugh-Hicks Lumber Company had a new sawmill at Hicks. At one time, the company may have had mills at both Hicksbaugh and Wurtzbaugh in Tyler County. Block believes that the mill machinery was stored until it was moved and erected at Crockett about 1939. The mill was not recorded in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers for 1946.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M Johnson