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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-148
Corporate Name: Grogan Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. J. and Vernon Grogan of the Grogan Lumber Company
Location: Three miles north of Alto on Highway 69
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 18 years
Start Year: 1943
End Year: 1960
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1943, 1950, 1960
Town: North of Alto
Company Town: 0
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
Power Source: Diesel and electric
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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: One of Vernon Grogan's mills, the diesel and electric sawmill north of Alto, was the successor to his earlier Monkey Creek operation. The operation was listed in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1960 under Grogan Lumber with H. J. Grogan on Highway 69. The plant, established in 1943, employed about fifty workers to manufacture pine lumber and hardwood flooring.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson