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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-133
Corporate Name: Grand Lake Mills Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. K. Ayres and Otis Bartle. H. Pegoda & Company: H. Pegoda and John B. Payton
Location: Grand Lake, seven miles south of Conroe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1910
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1910
Town: Grand Lake
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Santa Fe and International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Pegoda, Payton, Bartle, and Ayers all had extensive sawmilling experience (see various entries.). Pegoda & Company had secured a planer for Ayres and Otis Bartle sometime around the year 1910. Ayres and Bartle were operating as the Grand Lake Mills Company sawmill at Grand Lake, in Montgomery County. When Grand Lake Mills Company defaulted on its notes to H. Pegoda & Company, the latter had the planer sold at public auction to H. Pegoda.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson