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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-40
Corporate Name: Cypress Creek Saw Mill Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Cypress Creek Saw Mill Company. Harry G. Cern, Hoxie H. Thompson, and Sam S. Day. They purchased the lumber facility from J. W. Prince.
Location: Three miles southeast of Cypress; offices at Houston
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1926
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1926 to 1928
Town: Cypress
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished 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, planing mill, two kilns, sheds, and platforms. It used logging trucks.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: The Cypress Creek Saw Mill Company was listed in the 1928 Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills as operating a mill at Cypress. Thompson Family Lumber Company Records reveal that a partnership was formed, in September, 1926, between Harry G. Cern, Hoxie H. Thompson, and Sam S. Day. Cern and Day ‘s relationship had gone back to 1917 when they, with Charles W. Miller, formed a retail yard, the Day-Miller Lumber Company. The lumber plant was located on the J. H. Callahan Survey in Harris County, three miles southeast of Cypress. The plant was purchased from J. W. Prince, who had earlier operated the sawmill. There was a sawmill town with tenement housing.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson