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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-83
Corporate Name: Robertson-McDonald Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Robertson- MacDonald Lumber Company, based in Houston.
Location: Goose Creek
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Goose Creek
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Probably oil derrick timbers.
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: Millwork plant
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Dayton-Goose Creek to Dayton, with connections to the Trinity Valley & Northern, and the Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: C. J. Robertson, Sr., a partner in Robertson-McDonald, announced in 1928, that the company was installing “a modern millwork plant” at the company yard at Goose Creek. Offices were in Houston. C. J. Robertson was working for the Kurth's Conroe Lumber Corporation sawmill venture at Conroe in 1937. C. J. Robertson and Roy McDonald had operated sawmill plants at Turtle Bayou, Devers, and Humble for more than thirty years by 1947.
Research Date: MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson