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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-4
Corporate Name: Holt Bros
Local Name:
Owner Name: Holt Bros with T. J. Holt, J. W. Holt, and S. M. Holt
Location: Henderson at North Mill and Wilson Street
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1902 to about 1910
Town: Henderson
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 20000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 20,000 in 1906
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: T. J., J. W., and S. M. Holt were brothers who were active in the sawmilling industry of Henderson County. From 1902, they appear regularly in the Henderson County records as buyers of timber lands. Their plant appeared in the Southern Industrial and Lumber Review in September 1906 as producing 20,000 feet daily in 1906.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson