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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-128
Corporate Name: Shaver Brothers Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Shaver Brothers Lumber Company
Location: Grapeland
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1938
End Year: 1938
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1938
Town: Grapeland
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 750 in 1905; 3,000 in 1928; 1027 in 1934
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: 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: Unknown
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 Directory of Texas Manufacturers for 1938 listed the Shaver Brothers Lumber Company sawmill at Grapeland.
Research Date: JKG 12-10-93, MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson