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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-260
Corporate Name: W. J. Norris & Co
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. J. Norris & Co. Felix A. Talley. R. L. Talley & Co.
Location: Grand Lake, seven miles south of Conroe, west and near the International & Great Northern
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1906
Town: Grand Lake
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 1009 in 1905
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: Santa Fe and the International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: F. A. Talley bought, on December 8, 1905, from R. L. Talley his sawmill for $3,900 and payment of a lien by Tharp and Griffith for $1,300 against the property. The sale of December 1905 included the following: the sawmill with engines and boilers, edger saw, all trams and wagons, uncut timber on Whitman and Mays survey, all goods in the commissary store. F. A. Talley and R. L. Talley sold, on January 10, 1906, to W. J. Norris & Co the R. L. Talley & Co. on the D. F. Whildon survey. The sale of January 1906 included one Ames #10 boiler, one Ames 10-inch by 12-inch steam engine, one Curtis edger, a carriage and saw box, six dollies, also two log wagons, fifteen oxen, the commissary and merchandise, sawmill and houses, and all uncut timber of Whildon and Mays survey. The stock of lumber at the mill still belonged to R. L. Talley.
Research Date: MCJ 03-21-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson