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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: OR-14
Corporate Name: Hooks & Crosswise
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hooks & Crosswise. Alexander & Hardee Lumber Company.
Location: West of Orange, on the Texas and New Orleans railway
County: Orange
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907 to 1909
Town: West of Orange
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: According to W. T. Block, the Alexander & Hardy Lumber Company was operating a sawmill on the tracks of the Texas & New Orleans to the west of Orange. The firm sold the mill in 1909 to C. G. Hooks of Kountze and a Mr. Crosswise of Dearborn.
Research Date: MCJ 03-24-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson