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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-102
Corporate Name: Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company. Daniel Lumber Company.
Location: Magnolia
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1945
End Year: 1945
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1945
Town: Magnolia
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, planing mill, dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Grogan-Cochran had had a large sawmill plant at Magnolia from 1928. Daniel Lumber Company had a sawmill facility at Cowl Spur, close to Magnolia, which had been sold to Grogan-Cochran in 1938. A document, strange in its implications, from the Montgomery County records, reveals that Daniel Lumber Company sold its sawmill at Magnolia to Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company in May, 1945, for $100,000 cash, indicating that the complex was of good size. The sale obviously meant the Cowl Spur plant. No other records reveal the existence of this mill.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M Johnson