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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-49
Corporate Name: Coulson-Bradley Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Coulson-Bradley Company
Location: Bennette Addition in Old Security, near Conroe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1928 to 1934
Town: Old Security, near Conroe
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 1,096 in 1906; 4000,1928; 2547 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood 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, a carriage and steam feed, a saw husk and saw works, cutoff saws, log cars, lumber dollies and rails on Wooley's tram road
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern, and the Santa Fe
Historicial Development: Coulson-Bradley Company was listed as operating a hardwood mill at Conroe in the The Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934. In fact, the mill had been located at Old Security in the Bennette addition in 1928 and purchased from Ellis A. Oualline in 1928. Oualline had foreclosed on Otho S. Wooley, a sawmiller from Shelby County. Wooley's sawmill had a steam engine, two boilers, a carriage and steam feed, a saw husk and saw works, cutoff saws, log cars, lumber dollies and rails on Wooley's tram road. . “Mill Towns and Ghost Towns of East Texas.” Unpublished Manuscripts.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson