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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-258
Corporate Name: W. C. Hardy & Co
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. C. Hardy & Co
Location: Hanson's Switch
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 8 years
Start Year: 1893
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1893 to 1900
Town: Hanson's Switch
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: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 15000: 189315000: 1900
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily in 1893 and 1900
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: W. C. Hardy & Co., located at Hanson's Switch in Shelby County, according to Galveston newspaper reports in 1893 and 1900, continued to cut a steady 15,000 feet of lumber daily.
Research Date: MCJ 03-02-96
Prepared By: M Johnson