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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AN-28
Corporate Name: Williams and Bandy
Local Name:
Owner Name: Williams and Bandy
Location: Frankston
County: Anderson
Years in Operation: 22 years
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1941
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939,1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1920s until early 1940s
Town: Huntington
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1500 in 1930s
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Gasoline
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 7000
Capacity Comments: 7,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Portable circular sawmill with planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: M. Cooper recalled for Vernon L. Beasley that an operation known as Williams & Bandy operated at various times from Frankston, in Anderson County. Machinery included a gasoline-powered portable circular sawmill and a planer. The operation went to New Mexico to cut lumber in 1938 and 1939, then relocated to Frankston again. It closed in 1941.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M Johnson