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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-35
Corporate Name: Red River Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Red River Lumber Company with Ed Jones & Joyce Adams, owners
Location: Bagwell
County: Red River
Years in Operation: 37 years
Start Year: 1930
End Year: 1966
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1930 to 1966
Town: Bagwell
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood and southern pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: 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
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: According to the Directory of Texas Manufacturers, 1956-1958 the Red River Lumber Company at Bagwell was established in 1930. In 1956, Ed Jones as managed a workforce of less than twenty-five, which was producing pine and hardwood lumber. Samson listed the company in 1957 and 1966.
Research Date: MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson