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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-71
Corporate Name: San Jacinto Hardwood Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: San Jacinto Hardwood Company
Location: On Jack Tribe land, the north side of Shepherd
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1952
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1952 to 1957
Town: Shepherd
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: GMC twin-engine diesel unit
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The San Jacinto Lumber Company name appeared in a $6,000 mortgage with Peoples Bank of Shepherd in February, 1952. The mill was described as being situated “on Jack Tribe land on the north side of Shepherd.” A 1953 mortgage reveals that the mill was powered by a diesel unit. In 1956, the company mortgaged a Yates planer and an International power unit, located on Frome property west of Shepherd. It appeared in the 1957 edition of Nelson T. Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas.
Research Date: MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson