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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TY-11
Corporate Name: Bradbury sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bradbury sawmill
Location: Colmesneil
County: Tyler
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1940
End Year: 1940
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1940s
Town: Colmesneil
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 2,000 in 1928; 719 in 1934
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: Gas and diesel
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: Circular sawmill and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southern Pacific
Historicial Development: M. Cooper told Vernon L. Beasley that the Bradbury sawmill operated at Colmesneil during the 1940s. It was a circular sawmill and a planer.
Research Date: MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: M Johnson