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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-15
Corporate Name: Cheek & Heyman Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Cheek & Heyman Lumber Company, of Houston;
Location: Saratoga
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1912
End Year: 1912
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1912
Town: Saratoga
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow pine staves and railroad ties from mostly hickory and ash; some pine lumber products
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: 40000: 1912
Capacity Comments: 40,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and stave factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: In July 1912, the Cheek & Heyman Lumber Company were reported to have a mill at Saratoga cutting 40,000 feet daily. Their export stave product was marketed by the Beaumont Lumber Company. J. R. Creek supervised operations.
Research Date: MCJ 03-13-96
Prepared By: M Johnson