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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-94
Corporate Name: P. C. Post
Local Name: Post Mills
Owner Name: P. C. Post
Location: Four miles south of Hallsville
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1897
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1897 to 1905
Town: Hallsville
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 416 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Manufactured 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: Planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: P. C. Post was planing lumber south of Hallsville as early as 1897, according to Harrison County records. That year and in 1898, mortgages reveal that the mill was located in a brick warehouse in the rear of the J. B. Mundy saloon. Post had received the mill from a Trustee sale, Trustee being R. B. Levy. Equipment included a 12-inch by 20-inch steam engine, a 44-inch by 14-foot boiler, a three-saw gang edger, a cut-off saw, shafts and pulleys, six head of livestock, and a Bender log wagon. The mill was listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905. The Cheney and Post at Beckville, in Panola County, may have had a connection with P. C. Post's planing mill south of Hallsville, in Harrison County. Post earlier had a mill about ten miles southwest of Marshall.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M Johnson