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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-103
Corporate Name: Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company
Location: Tamina, ten miles south of Conroe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1917
End Year: 1927
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: About 1917 to about 1927
Town: Tamina, south of Conroe
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: 25000: 1920
Capacity Comments: Estimated 25,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and dry kiln
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company operated a sawmill plant at Tamina, about ten miles south of Conroe, from around 1917 until 1927. It improved its dry capabilities when the Moore Dry Kiln Company built a dry kiln of 60,000-foot capacity in 1920 at Tamina for the company. Having cut out its timber at Tamina, Grogan-Cochran sold much of its equipment to Herman-Hale Lumber Company in 1927 but moved its blacksmith shop, machine shop, rolling stock to Magnolia, where it already had bought the Lone Star Lumber Company plant.
Research Date: M. Johnson 03-20-96
Prepared By: M Johnson