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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-220
Corporate Name: R. H. Yarbrough
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. H. Yarbrough of San Augustine
Location: Unknown
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1911
End Year: 1911
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1911
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine 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: Curtis Dixie E circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: R. H. Yarbrough in 1911 contracted with A. A. Haaksma and wife to log all the pine timber on 420 acres belonging to Haaksma. Yarbrough had to build a mill to manufacture the sawtimber on Haaksma's land. Haaksma would receive $1.50 per every thousand feet of sawtimber. In 1906 R. H. Yarbrough mortgaged to Geo. R. Dilley of Palestine a 10-inch by 12-inch steam engine, a 44-inch boiler, a Curtis Dixie E sawmill, a Curtis 3-saw edger, a #2 swing saw, and two 56-inch circular saws. San Augustine County tax rolls, 1907 and 1908.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson