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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GR-11
Corporate Name: E. L. Dyer
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. L. Dyer
Location: Near Kickapoo Creek
County: Grimes
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1915
End Year: 1920
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: About 1915 to 1920
Town: Near Kickapoo Creek
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
Power Source: Probably steam.
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Small
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Probably International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: According to Waller County historians, E. L. Dyer had sawmills near Kickapoo Creek then one about a mile and a half north of Todd before moving his mill to the Stoneham area in 1920. Kickapoo Creek is located about three or miles to the southwest of Plantersville.
Research Date: JKG 8-20-93, MCJ 03-04-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson