Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-18
Corporate Name: Brooks & Rains
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. M. Brooks and Bob D. Rains
Location: Probably Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Probably Crockett
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, shingles
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 and shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Houston County records note that R. M. Brooks had a shingle mill and a sawmill at Crockett in 1907. In July of that year, Brooks contracted with Bob D. Rains to move his sawmill to Rains' place, about nine miles to the southeast of Crockett. Rains would cut and haul logs to the mill, paying one-half of the expenses, and would receive a one-half share of the mills' profits.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson