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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-147
Corporate Name: W. H. Johnson
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. H. Johnson
Location: Unknown
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1923
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1920 to 1923
Town: Unknown
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: Unknown
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: Unknown
Historicial Development: In 1920, W. H. Johnson was operating a sawmill in Houston County. According to a bill of sale, Johnson sold “all saw logs and lumber now at my sawmill yard in Houston County” for $10.00 and other considerations to S. L. Murchison. In 1923, indebtedness by Johnson led to a Sheriff's seizure and sale to Geo E. Dilley & Son of Palestine, which firm sold the outfit to persons unidentified.
Research Date: JKG 10-15-93, MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson