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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-125
Corporate Name: Rube Sessions
Local Name:
Owner Name: Rube Sessions. Bob and Jim Wells.
Location: Tadmuth [Tadmore]
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 8 years
Start Year: 1930
End Year: 1937
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1930s
Town: Tadmuth [Tadmore]
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: Gasoline
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Portable sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: H. Sides told V. L. Beasley that Jim and Bob Wells operated a gasoline-powered, portable sawmill at Tadmuth [probably Tadmore] in Houston County during the 1930s. They sold it to Rube Sessions. This may have been a contract, portable sawmill operation supplying the Sessions Lumber Company. A Houston County record of 1937 noted that J. D. Sheridan sold ten thousand feet of pine lumber to H. B Mangum, “being the lumber I bought from Wells' Brothers sawmill in Houston County, Texas.”
Research Date: MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: M Johnson