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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JA-4
Corporate Name: H.G. Bohlssen
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. G. Bohlssen
Location: Jasper: on Vesader and railroad tracks
County: Jasper
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1912
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: Bohlssen moved his sawmill to Jasper from Fuqua sometime after 1911
Town: Jasper
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood mill80% board stock, 20% ties and timbers
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: 20000: 1912
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill: hardwood sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe
Historicial Development: The Southern Industrial and Lumber Review reported in August 1915 that the Bohlssen mill at Jasper was closed down and that Bohlssen was busy installing a new plant at New Caney. The H.G. Bohlssen mill at Jasper cut hardwoods exclusively. The mill appeared in a 1915 directory of sawmills as having a daily cutting capacity of 20,000 feet. The mill could furnish rough and dressed boards and timbers up to 28 feet.
Research Date: JKG 10-15-93, MCJ 12-07-95
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson