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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-54
Corporate Name: Murphy and Darnell
Local Name:
Owner Name: Murphy and Darnell
Location: Sour Lake
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1904
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1904
Town: Sour Lake
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Ties
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: 1,000 ties daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Tie mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Beaumont-Sour Lake railroad
Historicial Development: The Southern Industrial and Lumber Review noted that tie mill of Murphy and Darnell at Sour Lake, with a production of 1,000 ties daily, has a contract to provide the Beaumont-Sour Lake railroad with 40,000 ties.
Research Date: MCJ 03-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson