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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-80
Corporate Name: Bobo Bros. Lumber Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bobo Bros. Lumber Co.
Location: Nacogdoches: east of Old Tyler Road and the Southern Pacific railroad tracks
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 13 years
Start Year: 1960
End Year: 1972
Decades: 1960-1969,1970-1979
Period of Operation: 1960 to about 1972
Town: Nacogdoches
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed lumber, crosstie, other manufacturing
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam and gas
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: Bobo Brothers moved their sawmill from Douglass to Nacogdoches, a distance of about fifteen miles, after the J. E. Stone Lumber Company closed its plant in the late 1950s. Working with less than fifty employees, Bobo Bros produced, according to Samson's directory of 1966, rough and dressed lumber, crossties, and other manufacturing. The plant closed during the early 1970s.
Research Date: MCJ 04-03-96
Prepared By: M Johnson