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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-51
Corporate Name: Hall & Hall
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hall & HallW. P. Hall and D. F. Hall. May have had connection with the Aetna Lumber Company, with Robert Ha ll, J. L. Hall, and J. W. Hunter, at Riverside.
Location: Dodge on the International & Great Northern
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1907
Town: Dodge
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 67 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow pine lumber
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: 50000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 50,000 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: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: This plant was listed as Hall & Hall in 1905 in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905 and was producing 50,000 feet of lumber daily in 1906. By 1907, Hall & Hall was referred to as the Aetna Lumber Company in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907. In December, 1908, W. P. Hall sold his one-half interest in the one-quarter interest “of all cash on hand, sawmill property and all land owned by W. L. Hall, D. F. Hall and Aetna Lumber Co. Sed land lying Walker, San Jac. and Trinity counties.” Main offices were located at Riverside.
Research Date: MCJ 03-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson