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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-73
Corporate Name: Strauss & Hebert
Local Name:
Owner Name: Strauss & Hebert. C. K. Hardy.
Location: J. W. Counts land on Highway to Cold Spring, a mile from Point Blank
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1936
End Year: 1936
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1936
Town: Mile from Point Blank
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: Steam engine and boiler
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: Possibly a circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: C. H. Hebert and P. H. Strauss, Jr., are mentioned in the San Jacinto County records in 1936 when their mortgage to McAdams Finance Co on their sawmill equipment was recorded. The mill was located a mile from Point Blank, on Highway 75 to Cold Spring. Their equipment, which they had bought from C. K. Hardy, included the sawmill, a boiler, engine, saws, carriage, edgers, and trimmers. Later that year, Strauss mortgaged the entire sawmill outfit to McAdams Finance Co.
Research Date: MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson