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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-12
Corporate Name: C.O. Oliphant [Oliphint]
Local Name:
Owner Name: C.O. Oliphant
Location: Bragg, about fourteen miles west of Kountze, on the Santa Fe
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905
Town: Bragg
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: 
Capacity Comments: Projected 50,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe
Historicial Development: The following appeared in the American Lumberman on March 25, 1905: “C.O. Oliphant also (separate from Williams and Gunsendorf) contemplates the erection of a mill near Bragg with a capacity of 50,000 feet a day.” No records exist that indicate the plant was built.
Research Date: JKG 10-13-93, MCJ 03-13-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson