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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NE-38
Corporate Name: Grubbs and Parker
Local Name:
Owner Name: Grubbs and Parker
Location: Princeton Bluff at Big Cypress Creek on the Sabine River
County: Newton
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1897
End Year: 1897
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1897
Town: Princeton
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
Power Source: Unknown
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: Portable sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: This mill was first reported in 1897 as a portable mill which was owned and operated by Giles and Singletary, four miles south of Call Station, on the Gulf, Beaumont and Kansas City railroad. (This location would have placed the mill in Jasper County). Giles and Singletary sold the mill to Grubbs and Parker in February 1897. The mill was moved by the new owners to Princeton Bluff in Newton County.
Research Date: JKG 12-15-93, MCJ 01-23-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson