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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-34
Corporate Name: Earnest White
Local Name:
Owner Name: Earnest White
Location: One-half mile west of Hemphill
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1930
End Year: 1930
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: Ca. 1930
Town: West of Hemphill
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Gasoline
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: Circular sawmill and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Drayton Speights, a life-long resident and lumberman of Sabine County, told Vernon L. Beasley that Earnest White owned and operated a circular sawmill outside of Hemphill about 1930. The mill was gasoline-powered in which White employed four workers. The company did not have a commissary.
Research Date: MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson