Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: FB-1
Corporate Name: Dunbar Tie Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. S. Dunbar
Location: Rosenberg along the Brazos River
County: Fort Bend
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1909
End Year: 1911
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1909 to about 1911
Town: Rosenberg
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southern Pacific
Historicial Development: The Dunbar Tie Company at Rosenberg, according to the Southern Industrial and Lumber Review in June 1909 had finished a sawmill plant on the Southern Pacific at Rosenberg. The single band mill was accompanied by a planing mill, dry kilns, and dry sheds. Officers included S. H. Dunbar, president; P. J Wyatt, vice-president; and R. L. Lintheon, treasurer. The mill was shortly offered for sale to the Angelina County Lumber Company.
Research Date: MCJ 04-15-96
Prepared By: M Johnson