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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-10
Corporate Name: Croom & Hayes
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. F. Croom and H. C. Hayes. H. C. Hayes and Albert Washington.
Location: Westcott, about four miles southwest of Shepherd
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1941
End Year: 1941
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1941
Town: Westcott, southwest of Shepherd
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: Buick motor- 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: Sawmill (probably portable)
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Albert Washington and H. C. Hayes bought a small sawmill in San Jacinto County at Westcott in 1940 from a Mr. Miller. Some of the equipment included a Buick motor, belts, pulleys, shafting, track, saws, an edger, and 12-foot carriage. Because the primary power was a gasoline automobile engine, the mill was probably portable. R. F. Croom must have bought out Washington by the time Croom and Hayes appear on a mortgage register, dated March 13, 1941.
Research Date: MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: M Johnson