Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GR-39
Corporate Name: Tom Cooper
Local Name:
Owner Name: Tom Cooper
Location: Richards
County: Grimes
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1922
End Year: 1930
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1922 to about 1930
Town: Richards
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 100 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Crossties
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 & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Tom Cooper operated two mills in the Richards area of Grimes County. The first was located on the Sam McKinney property about two miles south of Richards, where the mill cut crossties. In 1922, it was moved to Richards, where it operated until about 1930.
Research Date: MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson