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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-45
Corporate Name: Buzbee Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: S. M. and David Buzbee, Partners
Location: Bagwell
County: Red River
Years in Operation: 20 years
Start Year: 1956
End Year: 1975
Decades: 1950-1959,1960-1969,1970-1979
Period of Operation: 1956 to 1975
Town: Bagwell
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine 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 and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to forest-products and manufacturers directories, the Buzbee Lumber Company was operating a pine sawmill at Bagwell from the 1950s to the 1970s. The company began as a planing mill operation. According to the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1960, the small plant employed less than ten individuals.
Research Date: MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson