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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GR-26
Corporate Name: James Driscoll
Local Name:
Owner Name: James Driscoll
Location: Prairie Plains, near Navasota
County: Grimes
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1901
End Year: 1901
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1901
Town: Prairie Plains, near Navasota
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: Unknown
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Southern Industrial and Lumber Review notes from October 1914 reported that thirteen years earlier James Driscoll had built a sawmill at Prairie Plains, near Navasota.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson