Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: BO-22
Corporate Name: De Kalb Box Factory
Local Name:
Owner Name: DeKalb Box Factory
Location: DeKalb
County: Bowie
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1947
End Year: 1947
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1947
Town: DeKalb or De Kalb
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 554 in 1905, 5000 in 1928; 1023 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Boxes
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably 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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Box factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: The work, An Economic Survey of Bowie County, lists, in 1947, De Kalb Box Factory as being active at De Kalb.
Research Date: MCJ 03-07-96
Prepared By: M Johnson