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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-106
Corporate Name: H.G. Bohlssen Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: H.G. Bohlssen Lumber Company, H. G. Bohlssen. New Caney Lumber Company. L. J. Barnes, S. A. Bender, W. J. and Lillie Sorrells.
Location: Barnes' Switch, near New Caney
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1913
End Year: 1919
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1913 to 1919
Town: Barnes' Switch, near New Caney
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and oak lumber
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 in 1915
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: New Caney Lumber Company was a sawmill firm operating at or near New Caney after 1910. L. J. Barnes of Burkitt & Barnes had an interest in the sawmill along with S. A. Bender and W. J. and Lillie Sorrels. In 1913, Burkitt & Barnes of Midline Switch bought 75,000 feet of pine lumber and 44,000 oak lumber from New Caney Lumber Company, the lumber being stored at the New Caney sawmill. In August 1915 H.G. Bohlssen moved his hardwood mill from Jasper to New Caney. The H.G. Bohlssen Lumber Company operated a hardwood mill at New Caney in 1918, according to a record that appeared in the Gulf Coast Lumberman on August 1, 1918. Simon Henderson of Keltys enticed him to move next to Angelina County.
Research Date: JKG 8-4-93, MCJ 7-7-94
Prepared By: J Gerland, M. Johnson