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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-38
Corporate Name: Hanks & Henderson
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hanks and Henderson
Location: Two and one half miles miles southwest of Cleveland
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: Cleveland
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 302 in 1906, 5000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Primarily railroad ties
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: 
Capacity Comments: Projected 15,000 to 20,000 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: Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: The local newspaper reported on April 20, 1906, that Hands & Henderson “are a clearing a site for their new sawmill plant, which will arrive in a few days. . . . They will cut ties primarily, but will also make a limited amount of lumber. They have a large amount of tie timber already & will acquire more as needed.” They were not listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson