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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-35
Corporate Name: DePrang & Sons
Local Name:
Owner Name: DePrang & Sons
Location: Hughes Springs or Hughes
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Hughes Springs or Hughes
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 317 in 1905; 2,000 in 1928; 736 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine
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: 1928
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, edgers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Missouri, Kansas, & Texas
Historicial Development: De Prang & Sons specialized in the manufacturing of shortleaf yellow pine lumber in 1928 at Hughes Springs.
Research Date: MCJ 04-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson