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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-53
Corporate Name: H. C. LaGrone
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. C. LaGrone
Location: Probably near De Berry
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Near De Berry
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: Chandler & Taylor 30-horsepower 48-inch by 12-inch boiler
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 10000: 1907
Capacity Comments: About 10,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: W. K. Henderson sawmill with a three-gang saw and an edger
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Marshall & East Texas
Historicial Development: H. C. LaGrone owned and operated a sawmill in Panola County, probably in De Berry area near the Sabine River. In the Spring of 1907, he sold the mill to R. W. Caraway of Logansport for $3,000.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M Johnson