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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LE-15
Corporate Name: Morris A. Robeson
Local Name:
Owner Name: Morris A. Robeson
Location: Centerville
County: Leon
Years in Operation: 14 years
Start Year: 1947
End Year: 1960
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1947 to about 1960
Town: Centerville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 961 in 1950 Census
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Bridge, oilfield, and structured timbers
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: Morris A. Robeson was listed in the Directory of Texas Manufacturers, 1956-1958. Established in 1947, the firm produced bridge, oilfield, and structured timbers.
Research Date: MCJ 03-11-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson