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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-53
Corporate Name: Dacus Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Dacus Lumber Company. L. A. Lipscomb.
Location: Dacus, northwest of Bobbin
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1917
End Year: 1922
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1917 to 1922
Town: Dacus, northwest of Bobbin
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
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, edger, trimmer, steam engine and boiler, a planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Trinity & Brazos Valley
Historicial Development: Dacus, adjacent to the Trinity & Brazos Valley Railroad and several miles northwest of Bobbin, was the location of the Lipscomb family's sawmilling operations. In 1917, L. A. Lipscomb sold to A. L. Lipscomb, a sawmiller at Bobbin, all the lumber, timber, and crossties at the the former's sawmill at Dacus. The family changed the Dacus sawmill name to the Dacus Lumber Company, with S. A. Lipscomb, president, and W. L. Lipscomb, secretary. In December, 1922, A. J. Sledge bought the Dacus Lumber Company facility at Dacus. He defaulted two years later, and the sawmill and its equipment returned to family ownership. The company was still operating in 1926 and 1927 according to county records. In 1926, the Dacus Lumber Company paid $846.85 to W. L. Lipscomb for almost 50,000 board feet of lumber, located at Dacus, Texas. The following year, W. L. Lipscomb sold to the company two Fordson tractors, a F & D carriage and feed works, a Simon 10-inch circular saw, a cut-off saw, belting, a 28-inch flue boiler. The 1922 sale included property of sawmill, edger, trimmer, steam engine and boiler, a planer, and all timber contracts at Dacus.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson