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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JA-51
Corporate Name: Grubbs and Parker
Local Name:
Owner Name: Grubbs and Parker. Giles and Singletary.
Location: Four miles south of Call Station
County: Jasper
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1897
End Year: 1897
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1897
Town: South of Call Station
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
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: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Portable sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf Beaumont & Kansas City
Historicial Development: Giles & Singletary operated in 1897 a portable sawmill four miles south of Call Station, adjacent to Kirby's logging tram and short line industrial road, the Gulf Beaumont & Kansas City. Giles and Singletary sold the mill to Grubbs and Parker in February 1897. The mill was moved by the new owners to Princeton Bluff in Newton County.
Research Date: JKG 12-15-93, MCJ 01-08-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson