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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-90
Corporate Name: L. G. Chambers
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. G. Chambers
Location: Percilla, close to Grapeland
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1934
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1934
Town: Percilla
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 68 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Missouri Pacific (International & Great Northern) at Grapeland
Historicial Development: L. G. Chambers was noted as sawmilling at Grapeland in 1934. He also had another sawmill at Percilla, close to Grapeland.
Research Date: MCJ 2-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson