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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-81
Corporate Name: Bobo Brothers Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bobo Brothers Sawmill
Location: Douglass
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 12 years
Start Year: 1948
End Year: 1959
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1948 to 1959
Town: Douglass
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: 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: None
Historicial Development: The Bobo Brothers Sawmill at Douglass opened in 1948 and operated until about 1960. with less than ten employees, the plant was producing rough green lumber. Bobo Brothers later moved to Nacogdoches, about fifteen miles to the east on Highway 21.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson