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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-71
Corporate Name: Garrison & Wragg
Local Name: Neuville
Owner Name: Garrison & T. P. Wragg. Output controlled by Darlington-Miller of Galveston. J. G. Garrison, Z. B. Garrison, and H. D. Garrison. Jas. Garrison. J. G. Garrison, Z. B. Garrison, and H. D. Garrison.
Location: Mill located one mile north of Duff, post office Neuville
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1903 to 1905
Town: North of Duff
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Steam
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: 20000: 1904
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Beaumont, & Santa Fe (also known as the Gulf, Beaumont & Great Northern)
Historicial Development: T. P. Wragg's sawmill appeared in the “List of Lumber Mills located on the Beaumont Division of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe R'y, also Orange and Northwestern R'y, March 28, 1904,” Santa Fe System Circular No. 2090. The mill output was controlled by Darlington-Miller of Galveston, which had solid business influence in the sawmill trade of Shelby County. Wragg's mill appeared in 1905 in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905. This probably the mill reported by The Daily Sentinel on July 24, 1903, that James Garrison was putting in at Neuville. Shelby County Mechanic Lien Records reveal that Garrison & Garrison had a sawmill located on ten acres of the C. C. Tuft headright, nine miles south of Center.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson