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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-83
Corporate Name: Frank Josserand
Local Name:
Owner Name: Frank Josserand
Location: Decker's Prairie
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 12 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1891
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880 to 1891
Town: Deckers Prairie
Company Town: 1
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: 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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern shared tram road
Historicial Development: Frank and his brother Peter are listed in the 1880 Census as owning mills in Montgomery County. Frank employed twenty-five workers. The brothers later owned mills at Josserand and Westville, Trinity County. The brothers shared a tram engine and tram cars, which they later sold to J. A. Hays and Webb of Walker County.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson