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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-82
Corporate Name: Pratt-Rhodes
Local Name:
Owner Name: Pratt-Rhodes
Location: Unknown
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 21 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1880-1889,1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1880s
Town: Unknown
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: Unknown
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: W. T. Block's oral interview with Drayton Speights, of Hemphill, Texas, revealed that a “Pratt-Rhodes” sawmill existed in Sabine County between 1880 and 1900.
Research Date: MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson