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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CP-11
Corporate Name: J. N. Hicks
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. N. Hicks
Location: Pittsburgh: Cotton Belt (St Louis Southwestern) and Highway 556
County: Camp
Years in Operation: 14 years
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1915
Town: Pittsburg
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1783 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow pine and many sorts of hardwoods, specializing in yard stock.
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: 20000: 1915
Capacity Comments: 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: St Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: The firm of J. N. Hicks appeared in the 1915 edition of the Directory of American Sawmills at Pittsburg, Camp County in 1915. Hicks may have been sawmilling some years earlier, for R. A. Morris sold Hicks acreage and timber in the Moses Barnes survey in Camp and Titus counties in 1909, where Hicks had bought timber and acres from Maude C. Maydwell in 1902.
Research Date: MCJ 03-04-96
Prepared By: M Johnson