Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GR-31
Corporate Name: Lee Kroll
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lee Kroll
Location: A mile northeast of Richards
County: Grimes
Years in Operation: 31 years
Start Year: 1940
End Year: 1970
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969,1970-1979
Period of Operation: In the 1940s to about 1970
Town: Northeast of Richards
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 100 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Gasoline
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Small
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International and Great Northern
Historicial Development: Lee Kroll operated a small gasoline-powered sawmill from the 1940s to around 1970 about a mile northeast of Richards. The output was small. Kroll employed one or two workers.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson