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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-35
Corporate Name: A. M. Grambling
Local Name: Clawson
Owner Name: A. M. Grambling and W. H. Bonner
Location: On a 140 acres near Clawson
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1891
End Year: 1891
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1891
Town: Northeast of Clawson
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Some tenant houses
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed 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: 5000: 1891
Capacity Comments: Estimated 5,000 to 10,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: A. M. Grambling operated a sawmill plant at Clawson during the early years as did the Clawson Lumber Company. Angelina County Deeds of Trust note that the plant included not only the sawmill but two planers and a dry kiln as well. Grambling provided a commissary and tenant housing for his work force. The sawmill and kiln burned down on August 23, 1891.
Research Date: MCJ 01-09-96
Prepared By: M Johnson