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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-61
Corporate Name: J. B. Keasler & Cecil Walker
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. B. Keasler & Cecil Walker
Location: Hallsville
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1957
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1957
Town: Hallsville
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: 10000: 1957
Capacity Comments: Estimated 10,000 board feet daily
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: According to Nelson T. Samson's list of East Texas sawmills in 1957, J. B. Keasler and Cecil Walker operated a sawmill at Hallsville. This would have been one of the later and smaller mills located at Walker's Mill, about five miles north of Hallsville. It would have cut about 10,000 feet daily of lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson