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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-25
Corporate Name: Chambers Lumber Co., Inc.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Chambers Lumber Co., Inc., with Olan Chambers
Location: Pineland
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 12 years
Start Year: 1957
End Year: 1968
Decades: 1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: From about 1957 to 1968
Town: Pineland
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Gasoline
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: Possibly a circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Chambers Lumber Co., Inc., of Pineland, operated a portable sawmill operation in Sabine and Shelby counties. The IRS filed a lien against the “Chambers Sawmill Company, Inc.,” at Box 67, Pineland, Texas, in July 1968, for $5,356. Drayton Speights told Vernon L. Beasley that he could remember the sawmill operating as early as 1957 in areas such as Milam and Pineland.
Research Date: MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson