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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-140
Corporate Name: Ranger Hardwood Export Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Julian Ranger, Charles H. Moore, Morris Kapperl, John Neethe, and D.W. Kempner, from Galveston
Location: Houston
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905
Town: Houston
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 44,639 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished hardwoods
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Many railroads
Historicial Development: In 1905, the Ranger Hardwood Export Company was operating mills at River, Montgomery County, and Houston, Harris County. The output of the Ranger - Liberty Hardwood mill was shipped over the rails of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M Johnson