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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-98
Corporate Name: Grogan Manufacturing Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Grogan Manufacturing Company
Location: Grand Lake Switch, about seven miles south of Conroe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1917
End Year: 1917
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1917
Town: Grand Lake Switch
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The Montgomery County History notes that Grogan Manufacturing Company were operating at Grand Lake Switch in 1917. This operation would have been short lived as the company incorporated that year into the Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company. By the following year, the company was either constructing or building sawmill complexes at Conroe and Tamina, three miles further south of the Switch, and would later own mills at Magnolia and Cowl Spur.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M Johnson