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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-127
Corporate Name: Robert E. Bragg
Local Name:
Owner Name: Robert E. Bragg
Location: Woods (Post Office)
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1946
End Year: 1947
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1946
Town: Woods (Post Office)
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably gasoline or diesel
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 12000: 1947
Capacity Comments: 12,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Portable sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Jacksonville Journal in 1947 reported that Robert E. Bragg had operated a sawmill at Old Center in Panola County from 1944 to February, 1946, at which time he moved to Woods (Post Office). He later moved his firm to Tenaha, in Shelby County. In November, 1947, Bragg employed twelve to fifteen men and used three trucks. He was also a farmer and rancher.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson