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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-79
Corporate Name: Whitton Brothers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Whitton Brothers
Location: Brookeland
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 17 years
Start Year: 1944
End Year: 1960
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1944 to 1960
Town: Brookeland
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough pine and hardwood 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 Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1960 listed Whitton Brothers at Brookeland. The company had operated there since 1944. A small operation of less than ten workers, it manufactured rough pine and hardwood lumber.
Research Date: MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: M Johnson