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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-105
Corporate Name: H. E. Tolliver
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. E. Tolliver. L. C. and Minnie Ola Tolliver
Location: Five miles east of Conroe on Highway 105
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1952
End Year: 1952
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1952
Town: Magnolia
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 125-horsepower and 90-horsepower Minn-Moline power plants and several electric motors
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: Turner sawmill, Woods planer, SAE Woods planer, Berlin resaw, 3-block carriage, two-saw edger, sawdust conveyors, two inserted-tooth saws, circular resaw, 4-wheel log wagon, electric band saw, a 6-inch electric planer, an electric ripsaw.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: H. E. Tolliver bought from L. C. Minnie Ola Tolliver a lumber plant located five miles east of Conroe on Highway 105, with a sawmill and several planers plus other equipment, on June 13, 1952.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson