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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TY-17
Corporate Name: Chester Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Chester Lumber Company
Location: Hampton
County: Tyler
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Hampton
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Commissary
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Longleaf and shortleaf yellow pine; timbers.
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: 35000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 35,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Band sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers, logging road, commissary.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Missouri, Kansas, & Texas
Historicial Development: Chester Lumber Company was operating a band mill business and sawmill town at Hampton, in Tyler County, in 1928.
Research Date: MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: M Johnson