J. B. Hogue & Co. 

Standard gauge, 60-lb rail


Mill Location: Tuckers Crossing, MS (Jones County)

Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1927-1929

Miles Operated: 8 miles

Locomotives Owned: 1

See also: Jones County Hardwood Co.




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History by Gil Hoffman:

J. B. Hogue & Company, of Laurel, Mississippi, succeeded the Wells Hardwood Company, at Tuckers Crossing, Jones County, in April 1927. The company operated at hardwood band mill on the Gulf, Mobile & Northern Railroad at Tuckers Crossing. The company office was at 1204 North 2nd Avenue, in Laurel, and the general manager was J. B. Hogue.

In early 1929 the mill burned and was not rebuilt. By April 1929 all rails had been taken up and the logging equipment stored.



















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 


4    2T Shay     Lima 1965     8-1907      29      3-10x12      74000

Purchased from Wells Hardwood Co. #4, Tuckers Crossing, MS, in 4-1927. Built as John H. Keiser Lumber Co. #1, Eau Claire, WI; to Kola Lumber Co., Kola, MS, by 4-1920; to Simpson County Lumber Co. #1, Strengthford, MS; to Stover Lumber Co. #1, Strengthford, MS, on 1-12-24; to Wells Hardwood Co. #4, Tuckers Crossing, MS, about 5-1926.





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