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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-19
Corporate Name: Bunt Brothers Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bunt Brothers Lumber Company with Raymond, Felton, and Barnie Bunt, sons of deceased Felton Bunt
Location: Lansing Switch, near Hallsville
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 12 years
Start Year: 1949
End Year: 1960
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1949 to mid 1960s
Town: Lansing Switch
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, housing materials, etc.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 10000: 1950
Capacity Comments: 10,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas and Pacific
Historicial Development: With the death of Felton Bunt, his sons decided to improve their business location and moved the sawmill plant from Walker's Mill to Lansing Switch near Hallsville in 1949. The Bunt Brothers Lumber Company at Hallsville is listed in Samson's 1957 Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 noted that Bunt Bros began in 1949 with Felton Bunt. In the late 1950s, the company employed less than ten workers. Barney Bunt recalled that the mill manufactured lumber and contracted construction of housing.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson