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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-20
Corporate Name: Collins & Grimsely Comb Sawmill & Cotton Gin
Local Name:
Owner Name: Collins & Grimsely Comb Sawmill & Cotton Gin Wade Collins, V. R. Grimsely
Location: Unknown
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and ginned cotton
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: No. 2 sawmill and a Lumas cotton gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: It is not yet certain whether Wade Collins is the same W. Collins of 1909 or the Collins of Potts & Collins at Neuville of 1904 in Shelby County. In 1905, this Wade Collins and V. R. Grimsely operated a cotton gin and a comb sawmill, which they had mortgaged to J. H. Harvey along with a cotton press, and a steam engine and boiler.
Research Date: MCJ 03-30-96
Prepared By: M Johnson