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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-33
Corporate Name: Gibbons Manufacturing Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Gibbons Manufacturing Company
Location: Clarksville
County: Red River
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Clarksville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 5,000 in 1928; 2952 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood lumber; crossties, vehicle dimension stock, spokes, and timbers
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: 5000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 5,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: 1928: Circular sawmill, gang saw, planing mill, edgers and trimmers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: Gibbons Manufacturing Company operated a sawmill at Clarksville in 1928, manufacturing crossties, vehicle dimension stock, spokes, and timbers. The firm was not listed at Clarksville, according to the The Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934.
Research Date: MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: M Johnson