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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NE-23
Corporate Name: Brooks Lath Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Brooks Lath Mill with J. M. Brooks
Location: Route 1, Newton
County: Newton
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1957
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1957
Town: Newton
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 929 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Laths, pickets
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 listed the Brooks Lath Mill at Newton. A sole proprietorship under J. M. Brooks, the company produced laths and pickets.
Research Date: MCJ 01-23-96
Prepared By: M Johnson