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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-77
Corporate Name: Monroe Carroll
Local Name:
Owner Name: Monroe Carroll
Location: Highway 1 at Bronson, and Hemphill on Highway 87
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1960
End Year: 1970
Decades: 1960-1969,1970-1979
Period of Operation: 1960s and 1970s
Town: Bronson and Hemphill
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and ties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Portable sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: An oral interview with Drayton Speights, long-time resident and lumberman of Sabine County, revealed that the Monroe Carroll portable sawmill operated in Sabine County during the 1960s and 1970s. It cut crossties. It was located both at Bronson and Hemphill.
Research Date: MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson