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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-89
Corporate Name: McDermont
Local Name:
Owner Name: M. J. McDermont. R. C. Garrett and Edward Key. S. Carpenter.
Location: One and a half miles southwest of Hallville
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1883
End Year: 1883
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1883
Town: Southwest of Hallville
Company Town: 1
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: 32-horsepower steam engine
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: Portable sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: R. C. Garrett and Edward Key bought Carpenter's portable sawmill in 1883. It was located about one and a half miles southwest of Hallsville. Other property included a 32-horsepower boiler, a steam engine, ten cattle, three log wagons, two road wagons, 50,000 feet of lumber at the mill, and another 300,000 feet of lumber stack at the tracks of the Texas & Pacific at Hallsville. The purchase price was $5,000. The deal must have fallen through, for two months later, Carpenter took a deed of trust from J. J. McDermont for the sawmill and property in the sum of $5,600. Some property listed included twenty-seven oxen, four log wagons, and 241 1/2 acres in the W. C. Crawford Headright, on which the sawmill was located.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson