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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-154
Corporate Name: J. L. Dobbs Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. L. Dobbs Mill
Location: Sacul
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1907
Town: Sacul
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 8000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 8,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & New Orleans Railway
Historicial Development: Although listed in an industrial review in 1906 as cutting about 8,000 feet daily at Sacul, J. L. Dobbs was not listed in the 1907 Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association. In 1907, the J. L. Dobbs firm is recorded in the Cherokee County chattel mortgage registers: Dobbs mortgaged to Farmers & Merchants State Bank for a planer and other equipment.
Research Date: LAT 08-08-93, JKG 12-15-93, MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: L. Turner, J. Gerland, M. Johnson