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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-71
Corporate Name: S. R. Gerson Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: S. R. Gerson
Location: West of Silsbee near Fresenius (1916-????)
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1916
End Year: 1916
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1916
Town: Silsbee (Fresenius)
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
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: S. R. Gerson moved his small mill from near Jewel Marsh to west of Silsbee near Fresenius in 1916.
Research Date: JKG 10-13-93, MCJ 03-13-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson