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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-139
Corporate Name: R. D. Swan
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. D. Swan
Location: Hockley
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880
Town: Hockley
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: The firm of R. D. Swan operated a planing mill on the Houston East & West Texas Railway at Hockley in 1880.
Research Date: JKG 10-13-93, MCJ 05-09-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson, J. Gerland