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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: BO-59
Corporate Name: L. T. Vanderburg Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. T. Vanderburg Sawmill
Location: Malta, 5.7 miles east of DeKalb
County: Bowie
Years in Operation: 17 years
Start Year: 1941
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1941 to 1957
Town: Malta, 5.7 miles east of DeKalb
Company Town: 0
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
Other
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
Produced:
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: The L. T. Vanderburg sawmill at DeKalb appeared in the 1957 Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 reveals that the sawmill was located at Malta, about 5.7 miles east of DeKalb. Established in 1941, the mill was operated by L. T. Vanderburg, who with less than ten employees manufactured crossties and bridge timbers.
Research Date: MCJ 03-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson