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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-136
Corporate Name: G. R. Prince
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. R. Prince
Location: Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 on Block 11, Wells
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1929
End Year: 1929
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1929
Town: Wells
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
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: Unknown
Historicial Development: G. R. Prince, during the latter part of the 1920s, had a sawmill and planing mill located on Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 on Block 11 of Wells, Texas. In 1929, Rube Sessions bought the land and all of the sawmill equipment, except a planer, a grinder, and a steam engine.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M Johnson