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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-47
Corporate Name: Clifford Harvey
Local Name:
Owner Name: Clifford Harvey. Ben Polk.
Location: Unknown
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1909
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, cotton, cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 20-horsepower boiler, 15-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: Grist mill, a 70-saww cotton gin stand, cotton feed and press, cotton scales, and sawmill complete.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Ben Polk had a sawmill, grist mill, and cotton gin powered by steam machinery in San Augustine County. In 1905 he was taxed by the county on products and boilers and again in 1909 on tools and boilers. In December 1909 Clifford Harvey mortgaged $666 with Ben Polk for his 20-horsepower steam boiler, 15-horsepower steam engine, a grist mill, a 70-saw cotton gin stand, cotton feed and press, cotton scales, and sawmill complete.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson