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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-47
Corporate Name: Hugh Echols
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hugh Echols
Location: Longview
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 and 1907
Town: Longview
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 3591 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
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: 5000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 5,000 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 & Pacific; Texas, Sabine Valley & Northwestern, became Texas & Gulf in 1905
Historicial Development: Hugh Echols, during 1906 and 1907, operated a sawmill at Longview capable of cutting 5,000 board feet daily.
Research Date: MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson