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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-191
Corporate Name: Wragg and Moore
Local Name:
Owner Name: T. P. Wragg and Moore
Location: Bland Lake on Newton Tract
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1909
Town: Bland Lake
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: Ames Vim steam engine
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 & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: According to San Augustine county records, T. P. Wragg and a Mr. Moore mortgaged to Bland-Fisher Lumber Company their lumber at the mill or to be manufactured there, plus a boiler, an engine, an edger, a sawmill rig, one cutoff saw buggies and dollies. Wragg and More were taxed from 1906 to 1908 for $300 in manufacturing tools and $500 for boilers and engines. According to San Augustine county records, T. P. Wragg and a Mr. Moore mortgaged for a boiler. According to San Augustine county records, Wragg and Moore, on R. Newton land near Venable, mortgaged with Bland and Fisher $510 for a sawmill, an Erie boiler, a 10-inch by 12-inch steam engine, a 3-saw edger, a cutoff saw, two thousand 6-inch by 8-inch by 8-foot sap pine railroad crossties to be delivered FOB Venable in four months. On 28 November 1908 T. P. Wragg mortgaged for $1000 an Ames Vim steam engine and a saw gummer. In August 1909 T. P. Wragg mortgaged to McKnight and Whitfield for $500 all the lumber at Wragg's sawmill, about 100,000 feet and all of the lumber to be cut that year.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson