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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JA-8
Corporate Name: Hawthorn Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hawthorn Lumber Company
Location: Zirath, just south of Roganville
County: Jasper
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1904 and 1905
Town: Zirath, south of Roganville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber
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: 20000: 1904
Capacity Comments: 20,000 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: Gulf Beaumont and Kansas City Railway (later Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe)
Historicial Development: Listed in the Santa Fe Circular of 1904, Hawthorn Lumber Company was manufacturing 20,000 feet of lumber daily at Zirath, just south of Roganville. In a 1905 credit-rating listing, the Company was listed at being at Roganville; at the end of the report an alphabetical listing of communities reads “Zeerath, Jasper Co.” Hawthorn is not listed at Roganville in the 1907 LCA rating.
Research Date: JKG 8-20-93, MCJ 12-07-95
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson