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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LE-13
Corporate Name: Lois Tubbs Tie Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lois Tubbs Tie Mill
Location: Centerville
County: Leon
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1954
End Year: 1960
Decades: 1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1954 to about 1960
Town: Centerville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 961 in 1950 Census
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Railroad ties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Lois Tubbs Tie Mill was listed in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers, 1956-1958. Established in 1954, the firm produced railroad ties with less than twenty-five workers. The mill did not appear in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1960.
Research Date: MCJ 03-11-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson