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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-135
Corporate Name: Harris Brothers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Harris Brothers
Location: Near the depot in Garrison
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1902 to 1905
Town: Garrison
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 350 in 1904, 530 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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 only
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston, East & West Texas
Historicial Development: A local newspaper reported in 1902 that “a fine new saw mill near the depot in Garrison” ran by a Mr. Harris “began this week.” The Harris Brothers sawmill appeared in the January 1905 Lumbermen's Credit Association's reference book but not in the 1907 credit listing.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson