Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GR-36
Corporate Name: Sam and Jim Myers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Sam and Jim Myers [this may be Sam and Jim Miles]
Location: In the Lake Creek bottom east of Richards
County: Grimes
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1910
End Year: 1920
Decades: 1910-1919,1910-1919
Period of Operation: About 1910 to about 1920
Town: East of Richards
Company Town: 2
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: 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
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: Sam and Jim Myers operated a sawmill in the Lake Creek bottom in the area east of Richards and west of a natural slough. The mill ran from about 1910 to 1920.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson