Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-22
Corporate Name: Driskell Brothers Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Driskell Brothers Lumber Company
Location: Fuqua, about 23 miles west of Kountze, near Menard Creek
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Fuqua (Menard)
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 450 in 1902; 800, 1905; 700 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Longleaf and shortleaf yellow pine
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: 40000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 40,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill and planing mill, edgers, trimmers, dry kilns.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Santa Fe (Montgomery Branch).
Historicial Development: Driskell Brothers Lumber Company were listed in Southern Lumberman with a sawmill at Fuqua in 1928. Equipment included a circular sawmill and planing mill, edgers, trimmers, and dry kilns.
Research Date: MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson