1815 Sam Rayburn
South (US 75)
on Feeder Rd of N Bound Side
Sherman Seamless Bag Mill was founded here in 1891, to serve the
cotton industry of North Central Texas. Elected to board of directors on
March 18, 1891, were C. A. Andrews, Edward Eastburn, W. C. Eubank, Thomas
Forbes, J. F. Jaques, J. C. Jones, Tom Randolph, Z. E. Raney, and J. C.
Tassey to serve as chairman. Elegant cornerstone was shipped from Cromwell,
Mass., to go into the original structure. Suffering from financial problems
during those early years, the plant operated and closed intermittently.
Acquired in 1906 by Wellington-Sears Company of New York who added buildings
and centered production upon single-filling flat duck. Purchased, 1946,
by Ely Walker & Company of St. Louis, Missouri; wide sheeting became
main product. Merged into Burlington Industries, Inc., 1955. Cornerstone
of original building opened 1956. Disclosed old coins, 1891 newspapers,
timetable for trains to Indian territory (now state of Oklahoma), saloon
tokens and menu from Binkley Hotel Coffee Shop. A portion of the original
structure remains as a useful part of this modern plant. Through Burlington's
International organization, products made here are sold in market places
throughout the world.
By Elaine Nall Bay & Patricia Nall
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