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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WL-3
Corporate Name: Cody sawmill
Local Name: Cody sawmill
Owner Name: Cody sawmill
Location: Cody Station, near Fetzer and three to four miles northwest of Magnolia
County: Waller
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1911
End Year: 1911
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: Until 1911
Town: Cody Station
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 150 to 160, about 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough cut yellow pine
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Small
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Cody Station, named after Buffalo Bill Cody, according to F. E. Williams, had a sawmill near the International & Great Northern Railroad tracks until 1912. A small community and post office developed around the sawmill. Its ownership may have been the Gruner Lumber Company, but a search of the county records reveals no land transactions by anyone named Cody, Gruner, or the Gruner Lumber Company. The company had a commissary and a wooden-rail, mule-powered company tram, over which logs were hauled. Logging was done with a crosscut saw. When timber was cut out, the sawmill was dismantled and moved to Fetzer.
Research Date: MCJ 04-01-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson