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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-29
Corporate Name: E. A. Nelson
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. A. Nelson
Location: Hallsville
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1904 to 1905
Town: Hallsville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 416 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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: 
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: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: E. A. Nelson's sawmill was three miles south of Hallsville in 1904. That year he mortgaged his steam-powered Tyler sawmill and a lumber buggy for $500 to B. J. Waldron. This mill was listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905 but not in the 1907 edition. It may have become the O. E. Nelson sawmill listed in the 1907 edition.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M Johnson