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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-106
Corporate Name: Morgan Brothers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Morgan Brothers
Location: Kennard: FM 2781 and Highway 7
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Kennard
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1500 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine; shingles.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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: 20000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: The Morgan Brothers circular sawmill at Kennard in 1928 is listed in Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills, 5th edition. It was manufacturing 20,000 feet daily of shortleaf yellow pine lumber and shingles.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson