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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-328
Corporate Name: Robert S. “Bob” Houghton
Local Name:
Owner Name: Robert S. “Bob” Houghton
Location: Near Striker Creek
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1930
End Year: 1930
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1930s
Town: Near Striker Creek
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Oil rig timbers
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: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: Robert S. “Bob” Houghton, during the 1920s and 1930s, had a steam sawmill at Emmaus-Pine Hill. It furnished rig timber for the “Dad” Joiner discovery well in East Texas oil field and for other early drill rigs. The mill moved later to Striker Creek.
Research Date: MCJ 01-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson