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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TR-7
Corporate Name: D. C. Barton Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: D. C. Barton Lumber Company. William Steinkampf.
Location: Groveton
County: Trinity
Years in Operation: 12 years
Start Year: 1946
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: Before 1946 to at least 1957
Town: Groveton
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
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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill under Steinkamp and a sawmill added later
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: William Steinkampf had been operating a planing mill and remanufacturing plant, with a dry kiln attached, at Groveton, when D. C. Barton bought it in 1946, according to The Gulf Coast Lumberman. The article reported that Barton “owned and operated several small mills in the Groveton area.” Nelson Samson included the D. C. Barton Lumber Company in the 1957 edition of his work.
Research Date: MCJ 02-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson