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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-168
Corporate Name: Homer Sessions
Local Name:
Owner Name: Homer Sessions
Location: Wells
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1912
End Year: 1912
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1912
Town: Wells
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 900 in 1928; 475 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Ties
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Homer Sessions operated a gasoline-powered tie sawmill near Wells about 1912. He later operated a steam sawmill at Chancy's Switch in Angelina County. During the following decades, he had lumber interests in Arp, Troupe, and Mt. Pleasant, in Texas, as well as in the New Mexico Eastern Lumber Company at Artesia. By 1947, he sold most of his retail interests because of ill health. He did have a yard at Marshall, Texas, in 1949. In 1951, he bought his father's company at Wells. See Rube Sessions entry.
Research Date: MCJ 01-26-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson