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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-91
Corporate Name: Morrison
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. B. or S. B. Morrison
Location: Four and a half miles northeast of Hallsville
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: Northeast of Hallsville
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: Gas and 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 and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: L. B. (or S. B.) Morrison owned a sawmill northeast of Hallsville sometime after 1900. In June and July, 1906, he mortgaged almost 550,000 feet of lumber. A November mortgage revealed property to include an engine, boiler, edger, buildings, planer, a gas engine, a steam dry kiln, standing timber, eight mules, and a horse, on which Bering Lumber Company loaned him $8,000.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M Johnson