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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HE-16
Corporate Name: Hawn Sawmill Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hawn Sawmill Company. Office at Athens. Second mill at Winona
Location: Chandler
County: Henderson
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1928 to 1934
Town: Chandler
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 341 in 1906; 1,500 in 1928; 630 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Gum, oak, shortleaf yellow pine; vehicle dimensional stock.
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: 25000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 25,000 feet daily in 1928
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers, dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis & Southwestern
Historicial Development: Hawn Sawmill Company, with offices at Athens, operated mills at Chandler and Winona in 1928. Hawn Lumber at Chandler by 1934 no longer operated a sawmill. It had become a retail yard. The mill included a circular sawmill, a planing mill, edgers, trimmers, dry kilns, and a commissary.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson