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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-130
Corporate Name: Stark Mills
Local Name: Stark Mills
Owner Name: Stark Mills, possibly belonging to J. R. Stark at Grapeland
Location: Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880
Town: Crockett
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood oak lumber and shingles
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: Hardwood (oak) and pine sawmill and shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International and Great Northern
Historicial Development: The Stark Mills appeared in a 1880 Chicago lumber publication. The shingle and saw mills were apparently located in or around Crockett. A certain J.R. Stark appeared in the same publication as a owner of a saw and shingle mill at Grapeland.
Research Date: JKG 12-13-93, MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson