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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-10
Corporate Name: Whitaker Bros.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Whitaker Bros.
Location: Grapeland, about ten miles north of Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: Grapeland
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 750 in 1905
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: 5000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 5,000 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: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The Whitaker Bros. plant was producing 5,000 feet daily in 1906.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson