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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-85
Corporate Name: Weathersby Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. L. Weathersby
Location: Fresenius, midway between Silsbee and Kountze, on the Santa Fe
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1909
Decades: -190-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1909
Town: 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: Unknown
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Santa Fe
Historicial Development: R.L. Weathersby of Silsbee built the Weathersby Lumber Company sawmill here in 1906. It operated until 1909, when it was dismantled and moved away.
Research Date: JKG 10-13-93, MCJ 03-13-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson