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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TY-9
Corporate Name: Bowden Lumber Company
Local Name: Hillister
Owner Name: Bowden Lumber Company
Location: Hillister, four miles north of Warren
County: Tyler
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1940
End Year: 1940
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1940s
Town: Hillister, north of Warren
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 200 in 1928; 72 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably diesel
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: Portable sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: M. Cooper told Vernon L. Beasley that a portable sawmill operation known as Bowden Lumber operated from Hillister in Tyler County during the 1940s.
Research Date: MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: M Johnson