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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-161
Corporate Name: Wick Hanson
Local Name:
Owner Name: Wick Hanson
Location: Three miles south of Joaquin
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 18 years
Start Year: 1873
End Year: 1890
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889,1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1870s and 1880s
Town: South of Joaquin
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 184 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber and cornmeal
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: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston, East & West Texas
Historicial Development: According to The Champion, Wick Hanson and his wife Mattie Hanson moved to Joaquin about 1873. Wick operated a sawmill and grist mill in front of his home, located about three miles south of town.
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson