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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-82
Corporate Name: W. V. Rose
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. V. Rose
Location: Saratoga, ten miles south of Bragg
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1907
Town: Saratoga
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Probably derrick and rig timbers
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: 10000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 10,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: mill located on an extension of the Gulf, Coast and Santa Fe
Historicial Development: The Beaumont Journal of February 5, 1905, noted that W. V. Rose and C. G. Hooks were going to build a mill at Saratoga to service the oil boom. This mill, under a Southern Industrial and Lumber Review listing of W. V. Rose only in 1906, was producing 10,000 feet daily that year. The sawmill was also listed in the 1907 edition of the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association.
Research Date: JKG 10-13-93, MCJ 03-13-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson