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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GR-34
Corporate Name: W. S. D. Saunders
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. S. D. Saunders
Location: Between Plantersville and Bobbin, one and a quarter mile from the railroad
County: Grimes
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905
Town: Between Plantersville and Bobbin
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe
Historicial Development: W. S. D. Saunders sold milled lumber from his mill, located between Plantersville and Bobbin about one and a quarter mile from the railroad, in 1905 for $3,000 to Vaughan Lumber Company. Saunders had earlier contracted his cut for one year to Vaughan.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson