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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-72
Corporate Name: Harrisburg Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Harrisburg Lumber Company
Location: Harrisburg
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1928 and 1934
Town: Harrisburg
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 4,000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Black and red gum, red and white oak, shortleaf yellow pine.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 30000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 30,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, trimmers, edgers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southern Pacific, International & Great Northern, Missouri, Kansas, & Texas, Galveston, Houston, & Henderson
Historicial Development: The Harrisburg Lumber Company plant was producing 30,000 feet daily in 1928.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M Johnson