Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-69
Corporate Name: John Zager
Local Name:
Owner Name: John Zager
Location: Hemphill
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1930
End Year: 1930
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: Later 1930s
Town: Hemphill
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Tents
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Ties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Tie mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Drayton Speights, a life-long resident and lumberman of Sabine County, told Vernon L. Beasley that John Zager operated a tie mill at Hemphill during the later 1930s. Employees stayed in tents.
Research Date: MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson