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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-86
Corporate Name: Williams Lumber Company or Brown & Williams
Local Name:
Owner Name: Williams Lumber Company or Brown & Williams . George W. Brown and David J. Williams. H.P. Gunsendorf (Geisendorf) may have been involved.
Location: Batson or Bragg
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1904
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1902 to 1904
Town: Batson or Bragg
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Oil derrick timbers and rigs
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: 45000: 1904
Capacity Comments: 45,000 to 50,000 feet daily
Produced:
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: George Brown and David Williams operated a sawmill near Bragg and Batson, in Hardin County, at the height of its oil boom from 1902 to 1904.
Research Date: MCJ 03-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson