Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-37
Corporate Name: F. W. Ward
Local Name:
Owner Name: F. W. Ward
Location: Three and a miles northeast of Hallsville
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1907
Town: Northeast of Hallsville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 416 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: The F. W. Ward sawmill was located near Hallsville about 1900. In 1906, he mortgaged milled lumber to Harrison & Davidson, which was stacked next to the Texas & Pacific tracks at Root's planer. He secured a mortgage with a gang edger and iron sets for lumber dollies on May 25, 1906. In June, a contract Ward signed sending all of his cut to Root's planing mill for finishing revealed that Ward's mill was located three and a half miles northeast of Hallsville. In September, 1906, Ward mortgaged for planing mill machinery. The LCA carried a listing for F. W. Ward in 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M Johnson